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 and of this number 75% will need end of life care. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help the Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool provide much-needed expert care to people with terminal illnesses, as well as support for their loved ones.
Kim Egerton from Allerton collects every year for the Great Daffodil Appeal. She said: “It’s a great feeling to be supporting such an important cause. I started collecting when I saw a local advert asking if anyone could spare two hours to collect for Marie Curie – and I haven’t looked back.
“I was motivated by the fact that my Uncle received wonderful care from Marie Curie Nurses at their Liverpool hospice in Woolton during the last eleven days of his life.
“I wanted to help in any way I could, but I didn’t realise just how much I would enjoy volunteering to collect. The greatest privilege is to hear stories from those who so generously donate and those who have received help and care for themselves or their loved ones from Marie Curie.”
Antony Jones, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Liverpool, 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.”
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