A MYSTERY donor who gave £1,000 in £20 notes to the RNLI has now apparently given the same - to a Marie Curie charity.

In April, someone anonymously gifted the RNLI in Portishead near Bristol £1,100 in cash posted in an envelope.

Now, Marie Curie in Bristol has been given £1,000 in £20 notes as well - and there is speculation it is the same donor.

Hannah Drury, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie Bristol, Bath and Somerset, was checking the post when they found an envelope in the letterbox.

Hannah said: "When she opened it, it was a wad of cash - £1,000 in old £20 notes, it was really exciting.

"It was addressed to us and had no address and no contact details, so it was completely anonymous."

What crossed Hannah's mind was a BBC article she had read in April about a similar generous donation to the RNLI in Portishead.

North Somerset Times: The donation was made anonymously.The donation was made anonymously. (Image: SWNS)

She explained: "When we were comparing the two envelopes based on the pictures of the RNLI donation - we think it could the same donor.

"It had similar handwriting and both envelopes had the letters LL. 

"It is quite unusual - but we think it might be the case."

Hannah added that the "super generous" donation will have a significant benefit for the charity. 

She explained: "It will help to fund our Hospice at Home care services - this our Marie Curie nurses and health care assistants go into peoples homes in our areas overnight and provide care and support to people living with terminal illnesses. 

"This includes Bristol, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall - across the South West.

"We also have information and support line services and bereavement services, so this money will help us fund all of those services."

Marie Curie charity shops raise funds to care for people living with a terminal illness and their families.

For more information on how you can donate, visit: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/local/charity-shops/gloucester-road