Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, needs the help of volunteers in Hampshire to give two
hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations.
The charity’s annual fundraiser, the Great Daffodil Appeal, takes place in March and Marie
Curie are hoping to get more people than ever wearing the daffodil pin.
Every five minutes, someone in the UK dies without getting the care and support they need
at the end of their life. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help the charity
provide much-needed expert care to people with terminal illnesses, as well as supporting
Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Hampshire, Sophie Geary said:
‘Whatever your story, donating and wearing a daffodil pin during March unites you with millions of others to help make sure all dying people get the care and support they deserve.
‘Volunteering just two hours of your time at a collection near you means that you are raising
money to help make sure more dying people get the care and support they need at the end
of their lives. What’s more, collecting is lots of fun, you can do it on your own or with friends,
and Marie Curie will support you from the moment you sign up.’
A local volunteer says:
‘I collect every year for the Great Daffodil Appeal. It is a fun and easy
way to get involved in your local community whilst at the same time knowing you are making
a big difference to families facing the toughest of times.’
To volunteer for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal and give out the charity’s daffodils pins
in return for donations visit mariecurie.org.uk/collect or call Sophie Geary, Community
Fundraiser on 02380 263123.