Marie Curie fund-raisers use flower power

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The new Carnoustie Fundraising Group for Marie Curie Cancer Care will be in the High Street Co-op tomorrow (Saturday) selling daffodils and collecting donations as part of the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

They will be taking part in the Great Daffodil Appeal, an annual national campaign which runs throughout March to raise vital funds for the provision of free professional nursing care to the terminally ill at home.

Every penny raised in Carnoustie will stay in the local postcode area to support individuals with a range of terminal conditions - including cancer - in the last weeks of life.

Linda Merrilees, a hair stylist at the Regency salon in Queen Street, brought the group together to directly improve the level and quality of care for Carnoustie citizens following encouragement from local charity patron Petra McMillan.

Linda said:”It’s brilliant that the money we raise stays in this area to help local people. We wanted to give something back and now we’re really looking forward to lots of fun events in the town this year.”

For more information about the charity or to join the new group, contact Petra McMillan on 07717 810365 or

Pictured are Carnoustie Fund-raising Group volunteers from left - Laura Ramsay, Pam Cruickshank, Linda Merrilees and Andrew Brown.