Charity in plea for collection tin help

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Kind-hearted residents in South Queensferry are being urged to help a cancer charity.

Marie Cure is appealing for people in the area to support Marie Curie Nurses by looking after collection tins.

The charity needs more people to help manage collection cans that are in shops, bars and restaurants throughout the area, but especially in South Queensferry.

Money raised from these tins helps to provide one-to-one nursing care for terminally ill people in their own home.

Fiona Bushby, local community fundraiser, said: “Looking after the collection tins is a really effective way to help support local Marie Curie nurses. We have tins out in shops and pubs but no one to look after them, so they aren’t raising as much money as they could, which in turn affects the amount of Marie Curie nursing we can provide.

“We’re looking for people who can go around sites in their local area once every three to six months to replace the full tin with an empty one, then count and bank the money raised.”

She added the more money that is raised, the more people in South Queensferry living with a terminal illness will be able to access free Marie Curie nursing care, enabling them to be at home, surrounded by their families and the things they hold most dear in their final days.

For information call Fiona on 0131 470 2290 or email fiona.bushby@mariecurie.org.uk.