Bridgend, Marie Curie urgently needs YOUR help!
Date published: 31/01/2017
As we see the first daffodils of the year bloom, terminal illness charity Marie Curie is asking people of Bridgend to volunteer to collect for its Great Daffodil Appeal in February and March.
Volunteering just two hours of your time to give out daffodil pins in return for a donation can help Marie Curie Nnrses be there for people living with a terminal illness in their own homes.
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, which takes places throughout March, but the charity needs people to sign up to volunteer now.
Actress Jane Horrocks, who volunteered her time to voice a radio and TV ad for the appeal, said: “This February and March the charity needs more than 24,000 volunteers to make the Great Daffodil Appeal happen. Please give up some of your time to ensure that Marie Curie Nurses can continue to provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness, at a time when they need it most. Together we can make every daffodil count this March!”
Hannah Leckie, Community Fundraiser, Marie Curie said: “We are calling on the people of Bridgend to help us make every daffodil count this year. All you have to do is encourage people to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin, it’s that simple. So round up your friends, family and colleagues and together we can help Marie Curie Nurses provide vitals hands on care and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness, and their loved ones.”
Kelvin Carter, Marie Curie collector and face of The Great Daffodil Appeal, said: “Sylvia, my first wife, was a Marie Curie Nurse. She enjoyed being in a position to be able to help people, that was why she did nursing. When Sylvia was diagnosed with cancer, I knew that I couldn’t do her justice in looking after her in the way that she deserved to be. The Marie Curie hospice where she worked offered to look after her and I was absolutely delighted to think that the people who had worked with her, and loved her, were able to care for her. It was amazing – it couldn’t have been better. I raise money for the appeal in Sylvia’s memory. Two hours spent collecting isn’t a lot of time but every second counts. I would encourage anyone to collect - If I can do it, you can too!”
Make Every Daffodil Count and volunteer to support now by visiting www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0800 304 7025*.
For more information on how to get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal, contact Laura Davies, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or West Wales Fundraising Office – 01554 759071
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