Marie Curie appeals for Great Daffodil Appeal volunteers

Volunteers are being sought around Hartlepool to help a charity's annual fundraising drive.

Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 3:40 pm
Marie Curie is appealing for volunteers to hekp with its Great Daffodil Appeal in March.

As the first daffodils of the year bloom, terminal illness charity Marie Curie is looking for people to collect for its Great Daffodil Appeal.

Supporters will be asked give out daffodil pins in return for a donation to help Marie Curie Nurses be there for people living with a terminal illness in their own homes.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is the charity’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, which takes places throughout March, but it needs people to sign up to volunteer now.

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There are lots of collections taking place, including the Hartlepool street collection on Saturday, March 18.

Lisa Wild, community fundraiser for Marie Curie, said: “We are calling on the people of Hartlepool to help us make every daffodil count this year.

“All you have to do is encourage people to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin, it’s that simple.”

Kelvin Carter, Marie Curie collector and face of The Great Daffodil Appeal, said: “Sylvia, my first wife, was a Marie Curie Nurse.

“She enjoyed being in a position to be able to help people, that was why she did nursing. When Sylvia was diagnosed with cancer, I knew that I couldn’t do her justice in looking after her in the way that she deserved to be.

“The Marie Curie hospice where she worked offered to look after her and I was absolutely delighted to think that the people who had worked with her, and loved her, were able to care for her. It was amazing – it couldn’t have been better.”

For more on how to get involved, call Lisa Wild on (0191) 219 1243 or email [email protected]