Marie Curie Scotland was founded in July 1948.
The charity’s nurses provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes, or in one of nine hospices across the UK, including their Huntershill hospice.
The local hospice offers specialist care for people living with a terminal illness and support for families, completely free of charge.
The in-patient unit has 30 beds. There is a fully-equipped day service department and some services are offered in patients’ homes.
Set on a hill with stunning views of the Campsie Fells, the local hospice says on its aim is to promote the best quality of life and death according to the wishes of the individual person.