Volunteers urgently needed in Somerset

Marie Curie the charity for people living with a terminal illness urgently in need of volunteers in Somerset. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.  Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals. It has nine hospices around the UK and is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

You would have to give around two hours of your time to support the Great Daffodil Appeal. This is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign and is held every March.

Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in Somerset Houghton, told us  “We are struggling to find enough volunteers in Somerset to help with our supermarket collections for the Great Daffodil Appeal. We would urge anyone from the Somerset community who can spare a couple of hours to please get in touch.

We are extremely grateful to all our current volunteers and to everyone who has come forward so far, but we do need more. We’d also welcome any local businesses who would like to get involved – we have businesses in other parts of the South West who are allowing their staff a couple of hours off each in March to take part.”

The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses provide much-needed expert care to people across Somerset with terminal illnesses, as well as support for their loved ones.

To volunteer for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal and give out the charity’s daffodils pins in return for donations, please visit mariecurie.org.uk/collect or contact Riona on Riona.houghton@mariecurie.org.uk or call 0117 9420 429.

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