Appeal for collectors this March

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Marie Curie is appealing for people in the Lurgan/Craigavon area to donate their time to collect for the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal this March.

The charity needs volunteers to encourage people in the local community to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses care for people with a terminal illness in their own home, so they can spend more time with the people they love.

Sandra Spence, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in the area said: “The Great Daffodil Appeal makes it possible for Marie Curie Nurses to provide free hands-on care for people with a terminal illness. Every March millions of people show their support for our work by simply giving a donation to wear a daffodil pin. We need as many people as possible to donate their time to help us make sure everyone is wearing a daffodil pin, so we can continue providing this vital care for local people.”

Ruth, a first time collector said: “I collected for the Great Daffodil Appeal last year and I really felt like I was making a difference. So many people approach you to tell you about the support they’ve received from Marie Curie Nurses and the difference it made. It was a great feeling when we counted up all the coins at the end of the day and saw how much we’d raised. It’s nice to know you’re helping other people.”

To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 028 8772 3898 or 07872 197 182 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.