A fundraising group is celebrating raising tens of thousands to support people who need end-of-life care.

The Marie Curie fundraising group for Dorchester and Weymouth recently celebrated its achievements at its annual general meeting.

The group raised £17,225 for Marie Curie last year and has raised £172,942 since it formed almost ten years ago in November 2014. All the money raised remains in the county of Dorset.

Marie Curie is an end-of-life charity that supports people affected by any terminal illness.

Chairperson, Helen Peach said: "Thanks to all past and present volunteers for all the time and dedication they have given to raising not only the vital funds but for raising awareness of Marie Curie locally in Dorset and also wished to thank the many businesses and people that have supported the group along the way."

Around one-third of the people Marie Curie cares for have conditions other than cancer. Marie Curie offers support in many ways via a wide range of experts and provides care and support for people in people's homes, within the community, in care homes and in its nine hospices across the UK.

The group is always looking for new volunteers to help with their fundraising events and collections.

If you would like to get involved or would like to help the group with sponsorship please get in touch with Helen on 07845 800634.