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Marie Curie urgently needs ‘daffodil volunteers’ in Oldham

Date published: 12 February 2018


Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie is appealing for volunteers to give two hours of their time to hand out its iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations.

The charity is hoping to get more people than ever wearing the daffodil pin during its annual fundraiser; the Great Daffodil Appeal this March.

Marie Curie says that the appeal is urgently needed as one in four people currently do not receive the care and support they need at the end of their life, and with the population getting older, demand on the charity’s services is set to increase.

The money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses be there for more people living with a terminal illness, providing them with vital one-to-one nursing care and support in their own homes.

Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Rochdale and Oldham, Lynn Partridge said: “Volunteering to collect donations in return for daffodil pins is a fun and easy way to get involved in the local community. You can collect with a friend or partner and know that you are helping Marie Curie be there when we are needed most.

“Chances are, we all know someone who has been affected by a terminal illness. It is heartbreaking that not everyone gets the care and support they need to live their final days with dignity, in the place they want to be. Our nurses care for people in their own homes, providing one-to-one care overnight and support for family members. And we’re always here with expert information, guidance or just a shoulder to lean on.

"Every daffodil helps us care for more people – this is what makes the Great Daffodil Appeal so important.”

To find out more, visit:
www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil

Contact Lynn Partridge
lynn.partridge@mariecurie.org.uk
0161 255 2800 or email 


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