Last year, thanks to the hard work of over 1,250 volunteers, Marie Curie’s Christmas collections raised a staggering £58,000 across Yorkshire as local people dug deep and gave generously. This alone funded almost 3,000 hours of nursing care for people living with a terminal illness.
Marie Curie are looking for volunteers to help with hundreds of street and supermarket collections and by signing up you will be part of an army of over 5,000 people nationally, aiming to raise over half a million pounds. Volunteers are needed to help at Eastfield Garden Centre on 15th and 16th December.
Please sign up to the shifts you’d like, following this link, https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/collecting or email/text/call with the dates, shifts and locations you’d like to collect at.
Marie Curie Community Fundraiser, Natalie Atherley said: “Volunteering to collect donations 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 to be there when needed most.
“Chances are, we all know someone who’s been affected by a terminal illness. 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. Our Christmas collections help ensure we can care for more people in need – this is what makes volunteering so important.”
Alternatively, during December and January, the charity is recruiting volunteers to give two hours of their time for the charity’s biggest annual fundraising event – the Great Daffodil Appeal – which takes place during February and March. For details about the Appeal please visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil