A FANTASTIC £500 was raised for Marie Curie though the charity’s inaugural Daffodil Dawdle fundraising event at Dumfries House last month.

The money raised will go directly towards helping Marie Curie provide expect care, guidance and support to people throughout Ayrshire who are living with a terminal illness.

Hundreds of local people participated in the walk along the Duchess of Rothesay Avenue, which is now lined by half a million daffodils. On completion of the relaxing walk, participants enjoyed refreshments in the estate’s Walled Garden Pavilion.

Elma Mitchell, community fundraiser for Marie Curie, explained: “This was our first Daffodil Dawdle and was organised by volunteers from our Marie Curie Ayrshire community fundraising group, who did a fantastic job of creating such a nice event for the local community. It was a great day for everyone involved and we are delighted to have raised such a sizeable sum of money for Marie Curie.

“The money will be used to fund Marie Curie nurses so that local people living with terminal illnesses can spend their final days receiving expert care and guidance at home, surrounded by their own things and the people that they love.”