Marie Curie South Shropshire appeal for Volunteers

Volunteers are urgently needed across Shropshire to “give an hour” of their time to boost this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal in aid of nursing care for people with a terminal illness living in the county.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is renewing its appeal for kind hearted Shropshire people to spare just 60 minutes of their time to hand out the charity’s daffodil pin in return for donations at county supermarkets.

Shropshire community fundraiser Victoria Hardy said: “In just one hour, a collector can raise around £80 which pays for four hours of nursing care in Shropshire.

“Someone giving their time to do this has such immediate and positive results. Money raised in Shropshire goes directly to pay for nursing care for people in Shropshire.”

There are a total of 17 collections in the county over 33 days from the end of February and throughout March. But organisers need more volunteer collectors to reach their target of 400 to boost the amount of money raised.

The appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser to help Marie Curie nurses provide more free care to local people with terminal illnesses in their own home.

Collection venues are at Asda, Co-op, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s and Tesco in Telford, Shrewsbury, Newport, Bridgnorth, Oswestry, Wem, Whitchurch, Ellesmere and Ludlow.

To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call the fundraising office on 01745 352 910 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.

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