Sign up for Marie Curie event

SEVERAL Arbroathians have signed up for the Marie Curie Cancer Care ‘Walk Ten’ at Hill of Tarvit, near Cupar, Fife, on Saturday, August 4.

A spokesperson for the charity revealed that their motivations range from wanting to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, to wanting to take part in a Marie Curie Cancer Care event and remember loved ones cared for by the charity’s nurses.

She went on: “We have a number of nurses working in the Arbroath area, which means people taking part from Arbroath have the assurance that all monies raised by them is spent in Arbroath.

“We also have links with Gwen McCreadie slimming club, and members from the Arbroath classes will also be helping ‘raise pounds by losing pounds’ on our walk. Our patron for Dundee and Angus, Carnoustie woman Petra McMillan, will be in attendance.”

This is the second annual walk to take place at Hill of Tarvit, a venue that holds a very special place in the charity’s heart. The mansion house homed Marie Curie Cancer Care’s first ever hospice wing, opened in 1952.

Following the walk, for which registration starts at 6 p.m., there will be fireworks, music and a picnic to celebrate the work of Marie Curie Nurses.

To register or for more information, go to or call 08700 340 040.