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Midlothian fundraisers thank the community

the Scottish Toffees (local Everton Supporters Club) sponsored walk.

the Scottish Toffees (local Everton Supporters Club) sponsored walk.

In less than three years a committed group of local fundraisers has raised more than £46,000 to help provide care for those suffering from a killer disease which enters most of our lives.

The Marie Curie Dalkeith Fundraising Group, which currently has only five volunteers, is appealing for more people to help it raise cash by organising local events .

Despite the hard work she and her fellow volunteers do, the group’s manager Hazel Thomson believes that the money they have raised is thanks to another factor.

She said: “I’m chuffed to bits with the money we have raised so far – £46, 380. It’s fabulous. We very much put that down to the community of Midlothian. Not us as a group.

“We encourage people in the community to do stuff, even just having collection tins in the pubs. We also organise bigger events like sponsored walks. All kinds of fundraisers.

“But it’s the people that do the events and the people that give the money to those that take part that make the real difference.

“That’s why we accredit all the money raised to the community. And it all goes back into the community it came from. For example through Marie Curie community nursing in this area.”

Search ‘Marie Curie Dalkeith Fundraising’ on Facebook to get involved.

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