Making a real difference for Marie Curie
Group continue to pull in the cash
They have only been on the go for a little over one year — but already the Cambuslang and Rutherglen Fundraising Group for Marie Curie have made a big impact.
Since starting up in June 2014, they have pulled in over £11,000 for the good cause.
Next up is a special quiz night this coming Saturday (October 3) at Cambuslang Rugby Club, featuring various games and raffles on the night along with the quiz.
It’s the latest fundraiser for the group, who have held various events since forming that include daffodil teas, collections at Superdrug, a karting evening at Cambuslang and an outing at Blairbeth Golf Club.
Group secretary Fiona Brown has been involved with the overall Marie Curie charity for over a decade, since her mum Chrissie passed away from cancer. She was eager to get involved in the group when it first started last June.
She said: “The idea was to bring local supporters of Marie Curie together, so that we could ensure it was represented in the area and help increase awareness.
“That means that we’ll get involved in helping other events and in providing a presence, both at local events and also with national appeals, like the daffodil appeal.
“It’s been a really big year vand there’s been some fantastic generosity from people in the area.
“Last October, we decided to hold an endurance race at Cambuslang Karting, because my family are involved in it, and we raised over £2000 on the night.
“For this year, we thought we’d do something different as the October event, and that’s why we decided to do the quiz.
“Our chairperson Francis Swinburne has had experience of running quiz nights in the past, so it seemed something that we should try, and it should be a really fun night.”
One thing Fiona has found over the past months is that even the smallest donations can all add up.
“We were doing a collection at Tesco earlier this year, and made over £1,000 just from change going into the buckets.
“It can really make a difference - every £20 raised will fund an hour of home nursing care.
“All the volunteers work very hard in helping out, and we’re all grateful for the support we’ve had.”
Marie Curie provide free care and support to terminally ill patients and their families.
Tickets are £ 5 for the quiz night and can be bought in advance through www. facebook. com/ Mar ieCur ieCambuslangand Ru t h e r g l e n , b y ema i l i n g email@example.com or by calling Fiona on 07949 812 351.
All Smiles Volunteers having fun as they raised cash
Yes For Yellow
Clare Grand and Fiona Brown help out
Super Cause A collection at Superdrug in August 2014
Can Collection Two volunteers at an appeal