Marie Curie awareness event in Rothesay

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The work of the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity will be showcased at an awareness event in Rothesay this month.

Fiona Leitch, the charity’s community fundraiser in south west Scotland, will show how a local fund-raising group can help to raise awareness of the services provided by Marie Curie 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.

Bute has a dedicated team of three nurses and healthcare assistants who work in partnership with the local community nursing team to ensure that patients remain safe and comfortable in familiar surroundings along with their families at a very stressful and sensitive time.

Lynne Millar, Marie Curie’s clinical lead nurse for Argyll and Bute, said: “It is a privilege to be able to care for patients at the end of their lives and to work alongside other professionals to ensure the patients are getting the best nursing care possible.

“If you would like help from our service, free of charge, you should contact your district nurse or Macmillan nurse who will be able to discuss what you may need and request a visit for either a registered nurse or senior healthcare assistant.

“Your local Marie Curie clinical lead nurse will also be able to help organise a package of care and endeavour to fulfil every request.”

The Bute meeting takes place at the Victoria Hotel in Rothesay on Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm.