A recent charity day held at Blair Castle has raised more than £5,000 for Marie Curie and Scotland’s Garden Scheme.
The annual event saw Blair Castle donate 100% of all visitor admission prices to the castle and grounds to the two charities.
This year, Marie Curie built on the money raised by hosting its Blooming Great Tea Party in the castle’s Hercules Garden last month, where visitors were served home baking in the beautiful surroundings of the restored 18th Century nine-acre walled garden.
As a charity caring for people living with a terminal illness, fundraising events are vital to help continue the work of Marie Curie in supporting terminally-ill people and their families, and the fundraising team worked closely with the team at Blair Castle.
Helen Zollinger, community fundraiser for Marie Curie in Perthshire, Tayside and Angus, returned to Blair Castle to receive a cheque from the castle for the visitor admissions on the charity day.
She said: “We had a fantastic day at Blair Castle. The money raised will allow our nurses to provide more care and support for people living with a terminal illness in the local area.
“Marie Curie is there to help people make the most of the time they have left with their families in the comfortable surroundings of their own homes.”
Jane Anderson, of Blair Castle, said: “We are delighted to have such proactive partners as Marie Curie to receive the takings from Blair Castle Charity Day. The Blooming Great Tea Party in Hercules Garden, run by Marie Curie volunteers and supported by our staff and local people, helped add to the overall total raised.”