Feb 25

Charity Appeal for Daffodil Volunteers

Marie Curie is appealing for people in Cumbria to donate their time to collect for the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal this March. 

We are looking for volunteers to collect at various collections across the county including in supermarkets and in town centres.

The charity needs volunteers to encourage people in the local community to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie care for people with a terminal illness so they can spend more time with the people they love.

Marie Curie North East and Cumbria Fundraising Team

Hayley Revell, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in Cumbria, said: “The Great Daffodil Appeal makes it possible for Marie Curie to provide free 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.”

In April 2015 Marie Curie launched new Information and Support Services to help ensure we reached more people who need us. People told us what they wanted most of all was practical information and emotional support from the moment they understand their illness is terminal, for all terminal illnesses and for anyone affected.  Our universally accessible services offer practical information about all aspects of terminal illness, such as symptom management, finances, legal issues and day-to-day care, and also offers emotional support with how people are feeling. These services are available online and on a Freephone Marie Curie Support Line 0800 090 2309.

To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 0191 219 1241 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.