Fundraisers get stuck in

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A group of Carnoustie friends have come together to raise vital funds to help families fighting cancer in Angus.

They will be raising funds for Marie Curie to provide free professional nursing at home for terminally ill people.

Linda Merilees, hairdresser at Regency Hair and Beauty, is a founder member and treasurer of the new group and the idea stems from a New Year’s resolution. She contacted local Marie Curie patron Petra McMillan who encouraged her to form her own group.

Linda said: “We’re just starting out but we’re really looking forward to running our own fun events and supporting other Marie Curie ones locally. It is a great feeling to know that giving up just a few hours a month can make such a difference to families in our town.”

Already the group - Andrew Brown, Pam Cruickshank, Jenni Paterson and Linda - have various events planned including a dress down day at Carlogie Primary School on June 3 and a Blooming Great Tea Party at the Regency salon over three days from June 18-20.

The group are also doing the Marie Curie Daredevil Challenge abseiling event on June 6, and Petra is confident they will make a big difference to end of life care in our area.

She said: “Fundraising groups are hugely important to the provision of nursing services in our community.

“At present, for every one family we can help, we have to turn another away due to lack of funds but by generating more cash locally, we’re ensuring the money is there to fund care when a local family calls us looking for help.”

To get involved visit www.mariecurie.org or contact Petra at petramcmillan@sky.com or 07717810365.