Marie Curie charity in appeal for collectors

Fundraisers collecting for the Great daffodil Appeal.

Fundraisers collecting for the Great daffodil Appeal.

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Marie Curie is appealing for people in Hartlepool to help the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal next month.

The charity is looking for volunteers to collect on the streets of Hartlepool on Saturday, March 12.

It 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 Nurses care for people with a terminal illness in their own home, so they can spend more time with the people they love.

Lisa Wild, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in Hartlepool, 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 Gallagher, from County Durham, said: “I collected for the Great Daffodil Appeal for the first time last year and I really felt like I was making a difference.

“So many people approach you to tell you about the support they’ve received from Marie Curie Nurses and the difference it made.

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