Wiltshire fundraisers called on to go yellow for Marie Curie

By Barrie Hudson - 12 March 2024


The Marie Curie charity is urging on everyone across Wiltshire to go yellow and fundraise in wonderful and wacky ways for this month's Great Daffodil Appeal.

Fundraising events such as a yellow dress-up day at work or a yellow-themed bake sale help Marie Curie’s care and support reach every mum and dad, every brother and sister, every partner and friend – whatever the illness.

The Great Daffodil Appeal encourages everyone to wear their iconic daffodil pins and donate to the end-of-life charity through the month of March to help Marie Curie deliver its expert end of life care and support. 

Marie Curie's flagship fundraiser, supported by headline partner Superdrug, raises much-needed funds for Marie Curie Nurses and healthcare professionals to provide expert support. 

It also funds the charity’s free support line and webchat, which is available to anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from and those close to them. It offers practical and emotional support on everything from symptom management and day-to-day care to financial information and bereavement support.

Marie Curie is dependent on public donations and last year supporters helped the charity provide direct care to more than 44,200 people across the UK via its nine hospices and through overnight nursing care in people’s own homes.

Peter Sara, Marie Curie Senior Community Fundraiser for Wiltshire, said: “We’re looking to paint Wiltshire yellow this March and need everyone to help us and get involved by hosting dress up days, bake sales, or any other fun and colourful fundraising events they can think of. 

“We’re now in our 38th year of the Great Daffodil Appeal but every year we are overwhelmed by the creativity and dedication of our wonderful supporters who fundraise for us. 

“By going yellow and fundraising for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal,Wiltshire locals will be helping us to deliver vital services to those people with any illness they are likely to die from and their loved ones. 

“If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you, after all, yellow is the new black.”

To find out more about volunteering, people can contact Peter Sara on 07754 747979 or at [email protected]

Superdrug is the headline partner for the Great Daffodil Appeal in 2024, and people can pick up a daffodil pin in any Superdrug store in March to help ensure everyone gets expert care and support right to the end. 

For information and to donate, people can visit Mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil

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