An urgent call for volunteers in Bath by Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families. It’s looking for local people prepared to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations.
Volunteers will be supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal – Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign, held every March.
In the next 10 years, more than six million people will die in the UK and of this number 75% will need end of life care. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie provide much-needed expert care to people with terminal illnesses, as well as support for their loved ones.
Emma Hildesley, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Bath and Wiltshire, said: “Whether you wear a daffodil pin in celebration, in solidarity or in memory of a loved one, you are joining with millions of others to help make sure all dying people get the care and support they deserve.
“Volunteering just two hours at a local collection is a great way to show your support and help us raise money to help make sure that we can be there for more people at the end of their lives.
“Collecting can be a lot of fun too. You can do it on your own or with family and friends, and we will support you every step of the way. Volunteering is also an easy way to get involved in your local community and meet new people.”
Victor Butchers from Bath, said: “My wife Sue and I signed up to collect for the Great Daffodil Appeal in Bath last year and we’re delighted to have signed up again this year. It’s a great feeling to be supporting such an important cause. I’ve met so many kind and interesting people along the way – many of whom have directly benefited from the care or support provided by Marie Curie.”
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 contact Emma on Emma.Hildesley@mariecurie.org.uk or call 07713080412.
Marie Curie – care and support through terminal illness
- Please note – we are now called ‘Marie Curie’ (not Marie Curie Cancer Care)
- Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance. Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
- If you are in need of support, or have any questions about any aspect of terminal illness, call the Marie Curie Information & Support Line free on 0800 090 2309 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/help.
- For more information visit mariecurie.org.uk
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About the Great Daffodil Appeal
- The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign, held every March.
- Every donation and daffodil worn helps Marie Curie provide vital care for people living with a terminal illness and support for their families.
- 8 million daffodil pins are distributed each year.
- Around £6 million was raised last year and £120 million in total raised since the campaign began in 1986.
- Over 2,700 Marie Curie Nurses work across the country in people’s homes and the charity’s nine hospices, providing 1.2 million hours of nursing care every year.
- Daffodil pins are available from volunteers on high streets across the country, as well as Marie Curie shops, Superdrug, Savers, SPAR UK, Hotter Shoes andEdinburgh Woollen Mill Group
- Visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0800 304 7025 for more information.