Marie Curie needs volunteers for Great Daffodil Appeal

By Barrie Hudson - 24 January 2024

Charity

End-of-life charity Marie Curie is calling Wiltshire people to support its Great Daffodil Appeal this March.

It needs people to give up a few hours of their time to distribute the iconic daffodil pins in exchange for donations. 

Marie Curie says one in four people do not get the end-of-life care they need, and the Great Daffodil Appeal encourages people to donate and wear a daffodil pin to help the charity continue to support people with any illness they’re likely to die from.

The charity’s flagship fundraiser, supported by headline partner Superdrug, helps raise much-needed funds for Marie Curie Nurses and healthcare professionals to provide expert support and hospice care 

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.

The money raised 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. 

Peter Sara, Marie Curie Senior Community Fundraiser for Wiltshire, said: “Whether you’re an Arthur, an Aliyah, a Zoe or a Zayn – everyone deserves expert end of life care and support. 

"The Great Daffodil Appeal, now in its 38th year, is a brilliant and fun way to join in and give back to our local community here in Wiltshire whilst also helping us provide a vital service to those in the final chapter of their lives.

“Volunteering is super simple, and our team will be on hand to support you throughout to make sure you have everything you need, including the big yellow hat, and ensure it’s the best experience possible.  

“By giving up your time to collect this Great Daffodil Appeal, you will be helping Marie Curie continue to provide expert end of life care and support for people with any illness they are likely to die from. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you.”

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

The charity's website is mariecurie.org.uk

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