A big thank you from Marie Curie to the people of Liverpool
2 years ago
The end-of-life charity Marie Curie had its annual Great Daffodil Appeal boosted thanks to the tremendous support of people across Liverpool last month.
The charity’s fundraising appeal which is held every March, calls on people to donate and wear one of the charity’s iconic daffodil pins to help fund vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness.
To mark the launch of this year’s appeal, Marie Curie created a daffodil artwork made of 4,129 LED tea lights – representing the number of people Marie Curie looked after across its nine hospices and in private homes per month last year.
Collections held in all Morrisons supermarkets across the first 3 weekends in March raised over £17256, collections in ASDA Hunts Cross on 25th/26th March raised over £1375 and in Liverpool ONE on the same dates raised over £1964 with all funds going towards enabling Marie Curie to care for more people living with a terminal illness, and their families.
Ruth Todd, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser in Liverpool said:
“We were forced to cancel our public collections for the past two years due to the pandemic so we are even more grateful for the amazing support from shoppers and volunteers at Morrisons, ASDA and Liverpool ONE this year. Their generosity means we raised a fantastic amount for this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal. Too many people don’t get the care and support they need at the end of their lives, but together we can change that.”
To find out more about the Great Daffodil Appeal and to help make a difference to people living with a terminal illness and their families, visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call free on 0800 304 7025 / alternatively Ruth Todd, Community Fundraiser on 0151 801 1414 or 07580 918 813.
If you are struggling with grief and need someone to talk to, or need information and support about any aspect of terminal illness, call the free and confidential Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309.