Marie Curie group is set up on Bute

A new group to support the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care on Bute has been established.

The group aims to to raise money to help the charity’s three Marie Curie nurses on the island in their work with local cancer patients, and to raise the charity’s local profile at the same time.

The group has set up a Facebook page (search for Marie Curie Isle of Bute) and is also on Twitter (@butemariecurie), and is already looking for volunteers who would like to become a member of the group or to donate a few hours on collection days and at other events.

If you’d like to help, you can contact the group via Facebook, email ButeMarieCurie@hotmail.co.uk or phone the charity’s regional office on (01292) 478328.

The group is also looking for shops and businesses on the island willing to take one of the yellow Marie Curie collection boxes - use any of the contact methods above to find out more.