Marie Curie seeking Angus volunteers for annual fundraiser

The Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal is returning next month.The Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal is returning next month.
The Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal is returning next month.
Volunteers are being sought urgently across the Angus area by end of life charity Marie Curie for a forthcoming fundraising campaign.

People are being asked to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins in return for donations.

Volunteers will be supporting the Marie Curie’s annual flagship fundraiser – the Great Daffodil Appeal – public collections for which have been cancelled for the past two years due to the pandemic.

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This year collections are going ahead next month and the charity is urging new and existing supporters to come forward to show their support.

Last year Marie Curie provided direct support to more than 69,000 people – a 15% rise on the previous year – which is more than ever before.

The charity is dependent on public donations so that its nurses can continue working on the front line, caring for people at the end of life in their own homes and at its two Scottish hospices.

Donations also support its Information and Support line, which provides a listening ear to anyone dealing with any aspect of death, dying and bereavement.

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Ashley Thomson, head of fundraising Scotland, said: “We’re so excited that this year we’ll be dusting off our big yellow hats and getting back out there again to host our much-loved collections.

“We can’t do this alone, though. We rely on volunteers to donate their time to help us raise as much money as we can so that we can continue to work across Scotland and ensure Marie Curie is there for terminally ill people, and their families in their final days, weeks, months.

“Volunteering at a collection is not only a great way to support Marie Curie but also a chance to meet new people in your local community. Our team will support you from the moment you sign-up too, making sure you have everything you need to safely encourage the public to donate and wear one of our iconic daffodil pins.”

The annual National Day of Reflection will also take place on March 23, when everyone is encouraged to wear a daffodil pin and take a moment to show their support for those bereaved during the pandemic and remember loved ones.

To find out more and to sign up, visit​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.