Great Daffodil Appeal for Marie Curie

February 27 2015

CHARITY Marie Curie is appealing for local people to donate their time, collecting for their annual Great Daffodil Appeal.

CHARITY Marie Curie is appealing for local people to donate their time, collecting for their annual Great Daffodil Appeal.

Volunteers will encourage people in the local community to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin.

Money raised from the appeal will help Marie Curie nurses care for people with terminal illnesses in their own home, so they can spend more time with family and friends.

Natalie Garland, community fundraiser at Marie Curie in Bristol, said: “The Great Daffodil Appeal makes it possible for Marie Curie nurses to provide free hands-on care for people with a terminal illness.

"Every March millions of people across the UK show their support for our work by simply giving a donation to wear a daffodil pin.

"We need as many people as possible to donate their time to help us make sure everyone is wearing a daffodil pin, so we can continue providing this vital care for local people.”

Jackie Taylor, a Daffodil Appeal collector, said: “I collected for the first time last year and I really felt like I was making a difference.

"It was a great feeling when we counted up all the coins at the end of the day and saw how much we’d raised. It’s nice to know you’re helping other people.”

To volunteer and support the appeal, call 01179 247 275 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil

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