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Cancer charity seeks volunteers in Gedling borough to collect cash during annual fundraiser

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A cancer charity is asking for people in Gedling borough to help collect cash for their biggest fundraising campaign of the year.

Marie Curie is asking people to volunteer to collect for its Great Daffodil Appeal in March.

Volunteering just two hours of your time to give out daffodil pins in return for a donation can help Marie Curie be there for people living with a terminal illness.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, which takes place throughout March, but the charity needs people to sign up to volunteer now.

There are lots of collections taking place, including our Morrison collections on March 10, 11, and 12.

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Beth Fisher, Community Fundraiser for Nottinghamshire said: “We are calling on the people of Gedling borough to help us make every daffodil count this year.

“All you have to do is encourage people to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin, it’s that simple. So round up your friends, family and colleagues and together we can help Marie Curie provide vital hands on care and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness, and their loved ones.”

Kelvin Carter, Marie Curie collector and face of The Great Daffodil Appeal, said: “Sylvia, my first wife, was a Marie Curie Nurse. She enjoyed being in a position to be able to help people, that was why she did nursing. When Sylvia was diagnosed with cancer, I knew that I couldn’t do her justice in looking after her in the way that she deserved to be.

“The Marie Curie hospice where she worked offered to look after her and I was absolutely delighted to think that the people who had worked with her, and loved her, were able to care for her. It was amazing – it couldn’t have been better. I raise money for the appeal in Sylvia’s memory. Two hours spent collecting isn’t a lot of time but every second counts. I would encourage anyone to collect – If I can do it, you can too.”

Make Every Daffodil Count and volunteer to support now. For more information on how to get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal, please contact Beth Fisher on 07825 044 305 or email beth.fisher@mariecurie.org.uk.  

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