New group launched to boost funds for hospice

Marie Curie new fundraising group
Marie Curie new fundraising group

A former Marie Curie nurse helped to launch a new Bearsden and Milngavie fundraising group to raise cash for the charity.

Retired Marie Curie nurse, Janice Nicholson, who comes from Milngavie, is one of the founding members of the group which also includes Malcolm May, Jenny Bremner, Susan Campbell, Elaine McNab and Lesley Manson.

She said: “I have received many kind words from families I helped during my years as a Marie Curie nurse and I know just how important it is to receive quality end of life care and some of the members have had a very personal experience with the charity.

“2015 is a big year for Marie Curie as the charity will be refreshing its brand and announcing ambitions to go from helping 40,000 people a year across the UK to 50,000.

“There is a growing need for end of life care and I am positive the Bearsden and Milngavie group and the local community can help deliver that in this area.”

Murray Easton, fundraising manager for Marie Curie, said: “Fundraising Groups are making a huge difference to Marie Curie across the UK, supporters with local knowledge and contacts can obtain results that would otherwise be impossible.

“I’ve been based at the Glasgow Hospice for over three years and we help a lot of people in Bearsden and Milngavie through the hospice and our home nursing service. We can’t continue to do this without support from the general public, so I hope some people reading this will be interested in offering support.”

The group was launched just ahead of the Great Daffodil Appeal when Marie Curie volunteers sell daffodil pins in support of the charity.

To join or help in some way contact Murray Easton on 0141 557 7575 or email murray.easton@mariecurie.org.uk

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