TERMINAL illness charity Marie Curie is asking the people of Warrington to volunteer to collect for its Great Daffodil Appeal in March.
As the appeal launched, Daffy made a visit to Warrington Town Hall to help spread the word. By volunteering just two hours of your time giving out daffodil pins in return for a donation, it can help the local Marie Curie services for those people living with a terminal illness and their family.
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, which takes places throughout March, but the charity needs people to sign up to volunteer now. As well as collections locally there is also a huge Chester Street Collection on the 24th and 25th February which is guaranteed to have a great atmosphere.
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. I raise money for the appeal in Sylvia’s memory. Two hours spent collecting isn’t a lot of time but every second counts. I would encourage anyone to collect – If I can do it, you can too!”
Make Every Daffodil Count and volunteer to support now: mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0800 304 7025
For more information on how to get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal, please contact Kaylie Chapman on 0161 255 2800