Marie Curie Cancer Care is appealing for people in Doncaster to donate an hour of their time this March, to hand out the charity’s daffodil pin in return for donations as part of the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal.
The appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser which encourages everyone to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin during March.
The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local people with terminal illnesses in their own home.
Actress Olivia Colman said: “I’m supporting Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal and urging anyone who has an hour or two to spare this March to sign up and collect funds for the charity. The money you raise by encouraging people to donate and wear the charity’s daffodil pin will help Marie Curie Nurses provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes, as well as vital support for their families, at the most difficult of times.”
Olivia was also joined by actor, Jim Carter. He said: “I am calling on everyone who has an hour to spare this March to please sign up to collect funds for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal. Just an hour of your time will help Marie Curie Nurses provide more care to people with terminal illnesses at home or in one of its hospices, as well as invaluable support for their loved ones.”
Rebecca Turner, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in Doncaster, said: “We need 700 people from South Yorkshire to help us collect this March. We’re so pleased Olivia Colman and Jim Carter are supporting the campaign and urging everyone to sign up to collect. Collecting is a really enjoyable and rewarding experience and I hope everyone will help us make this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal a big success.”
To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 0114 279 3010 or 0845 601 3107 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.