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Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal 2020

Volunteers needed now for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal in Newcastle

Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is urgently calling for volunteers in Newcastle to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations.

Volunteers 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[1] and of this number 75% will need end of life care.[2] The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help the Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle provide much-needed expert care to people with terminal illnesses, as well as support for their loved ones.

Hayley Revell, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Newcastle 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 all dying people get the care and support they deserve.

“Volunteering just two hours at a local collection is a great way to show your support to your local Marie Curie hospice 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.”

As part of Great Daffodil Appeal, every Morrison’s store is allowing Marie Curie volunteers to sell their daffodil pins in store between Monday March 9 and Sunday March 15th.

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 call free Hayley Revell on 07894800765 or email Hayley.revell@mariecurie.org.uk