Marie Curie 70th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner

Our local Marie Curie Fundraising Group are organising a celebration dinner for October.

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Marie Curie charity. Marie Curie began in 1948, with a hospital at 2 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, Hampstead. The first Marie Curie Home for cancer patients opened in 1952, in an old National Trust property called the Hill of Tarvit in Cupar, Fife. The home set out to be somewhere cancer patients could get specialist care.

Today, they help more than 50,000 people a year through our home nursing service and hospices.

Marie Curie’s first donation came from Mrs Alice Macpherson in the late 1940s, who gave her £75 diamond engagement ring.

Locally, The Balsall Common and Berkswell Marie Curie Fundraising Group have raised over £11000 in the last 2 years. 

This year they are holding a celebration dinner in honour of Marie Curie’s 70th anniversary.  The dinner takes place on Saturday 13 October at the Berkswell Reading Room. Tickets are £30 and you can check availability by emailing