Marie Curie’s Malton and Norton Fundraising Group is looking to recruit new members.
The group, which consists of three members, has ambitious plans to raise money and increase awareness of Marie Curie in the local community and is keen to reach out to more people with a range of different skills to help support the charity. The team manages the Great Daffodil Appeal in March and now wants extra hands to forge new events in the community.
The Great Daffodil Appeal officially launches in January and the charity is calling on people to sign up to help with supermarket and street collections. By volunteering for two hours at a location near you and encouraging your community to donate and wear a daffodil, you will be helping to ensure nurses can care for more people with a terminal illness. You sign up for Great Daffodil Appeal collections by visiting www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.
Each daffodil sold will bring care and support to people going through one of the toughest times any of us will face. And the more daffodils worn with pride, the more families Marie Curie can help:
• £10 pays for expert Marie Curie Support Line staff to answer someone’s call – giving practical information about living with a terminal illness or simply offering a sympathetic ear.
• £20 pays for an hour of hands-on care from a Marie Curie Nurse
• £70 pays for a day therapy session at one of our hospices, helping people living with a terminal illness manage their symptoms, regain control and live as well as possible.
• £180 pays for a nurse to be in someone’s home through the night, for a full nine hours, bringing the comfort and expertise families need when a loved one is dying.
• £400 pays for 24 hours of care in one of our hospices, so someone can get the round-the-clock support they deserve in their final days.
• £5,500 pays for more than 2,000 Marie Curie Nurses to care for people with terminal illnesses all across the UK for a whole hour.
• £19,000 pays for an entire year of expert care from a Marie Curie Nurse for people at the end of their lives.
If you feel you may be able to help, please contact Emma Williams on 01904 755260 / 07547 978969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.