Urgent call for Marie Curie volunteers in Burnley

Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, is urgently calling for volunteers in Burnley to hand out the charity's iconic daffodil pins in return for donations.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 9:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 9:36 am
Volunteers are urgently needed in Burnley

Volunteers will need to give up just two hours of their time and 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 nurses across Burnley provide much-needed expert care to people with terminal illnesses, as well as support for their loved ones.

Ruth Todd, Marie Curie community fundraiser for Burnley, 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 Marie Curie Nurses can care for more people, as well as providing invaluable support to their families.

“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.”

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 Ruth Todd on [email protected]/ 01254 855 5031.