Kirkcudbright fundraising group celebrates 30 years with Marie Curie UK

Kirkcudbright Fundraising Group are celebrating 30 years of fundraising for Marie Curie.

The group marked the milestone with a celebration in the Selkirk Arms Hotel to thank all those who has supported them since they were founded.

Since the group started in 1989, they have raised about £250,000 towards helping people in the local area who are living with a terminal illness and their families.

The group have hosted events such as their popular soup and sweet lunches, coffee mornings and they are planning their first fashion show in September.

Marie Curie Fundraising Groups promote fundraising within the local community by organising fundraising activities and collections, encouraging new volunteers to help the charity, as well as supporting Marie Curie’s major fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal and Blooming Great Tea Party.

All money raised by the Kirkcudbright Fundraising Group will help Marie Curie provide expert care, guidance and support to help people with a terminal illness, and their families, get the most from the time they have left.

Locally, Marie Curie Nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across Dumfries and Galloway, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support.

Marie Curie also supports people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained Helper volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk. The charity is also the leader in research into better ways of caring for people with terminal illness.

Margaret McGarrie, a founder member of the group said: “It has been a pleasure to be part of the group over the years. We have had great fun and have met some lovely people, whose generosity has helped us to raise such a lot of money. The people of Kirkcudbright are very generous; we couldn’t have done it without them. Thanks to everybody who has supported us, we have been able to help Marie Curie care for more people living with a terminal illness and their families.”

If you would like to learn more about fundraising or volunteering, please call Ross Clift on 07730619485 or

If you have any questions about terminal illness and are looking for support, Marie Curie is here to help you and your family. You can call the Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)* or visit