Terminal illness charity Marie Curie needs the help of volunteers in Bramley and Pudsey to give two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations.
The charity’s annual fundraiser, the Great Daffodil Appeal, takes place in February and March and Marie Curie are hoping to get more people than ever wearing the daffodil pin.
The collections are taking place at:
Bramley Tesco – Friday 15th February
Swinnow Morrisons – Thursday 28th February, Saturday 1st March and Sunday 2nd March
Asda Owlcotes – Friday 8th March
The money raised means that Marie Curie nurses can 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.
Gary Strachan, 55, began volunteering for Marie Curie a number of years ago after his wife was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. He said:
“One of the main reasons I volunteer is that eight years ago my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. We were told it had already spread and is now terminal but thankfully the tumours are currently being stabilised by her medication. My involvement with Marie Curie is a consequence of that diagnosis and subsequent enduring rollercoaster ride.
“Volunteering for Marie Curie doesn’t just help them and their excellent work but it also gives me a lift too.
“In recent years I’ve been battling with long-term depression as a result of my wife’s illness, and I find voluntary work a great self-help vehicle. It’s such an uplifting experience helping the charity and has given me an outlet and has been really beneficial to me.”
Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Leeds, Faye Cryer said:
“Volunteering just two hours of your time at a collection near you means that you are raising money to help make sure more dying people get the care and support they need at the end of their lives. What’s more, collecting is lots of fun, you can do it on your own or with friends, and Marie Curie will support you from the moment you sign up.”
Visit the Marie Curie website or call Faye on 01904 755 260 or 07525392983 for more.
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