Marie Curie is making an urgent appeal for volunteers to give two hours of their time to help collect donations and give out the charity’s daffodil pins in the centre of Bath next weekend.
The collection, between Friday 28th February and Sunday 1st March, is part of the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal, which sees thousands of people wearing the charity’s daffodil pins every March, to support the work the charity does in supporting people living with a terminal illness.
Emma Hildesley, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Bath and Wiltshire, said: “We’ve been lucky enough to be given three days to hold a collection in Bath City Centre and SouthGate but right now we don’t have enough volunteers to help us.
“It would be such a shame not to make the most of this fantastic opportunity. These three days have the potential to raise in excess of £2000 – all going towards vital support for terminally ill people and their families.
“I would urge anyone from the Bath community who can spare a couple of hours to please get in touch. Collecting can be a lot of fun, you can do it on your own or with family and friends, and we will support you every step of the way.
“We only ask our volunteers to do two-hour shifts, and you can sign up for just the one or as many as you’d like.”
Money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie provide much-needed expert support to people with terminal illnesses across Bath and Wiltshire.
This includes the free Marie Curie Information and Support Line. Anyone can call this support line on 0800 090 2309 to speak to trained support line officers and Marie Curie Nurses for practical information and support or with any questions or concerns about terminal illness.
To volunteer for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal and give out the charity’s daffodils pins in return for donations, visit mariecurie.org.uk/collect, contact Emma via Emma.Hildesley@mariecurie.org.uk or call 01179247275 or 07713080412.