Marie Curie is appealing for people in South Tyneside to help with collections for the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal.
The charity needs volunteers to collect at Tesco in South Shields on February 20 and 21, South Sheilds Poundworld on March 11 and 12, as well as Jarrow Morrisons on March 4, 5 and 6, and Jarrow Poundworld on March 18 and 19.
The volunteers will encourage people in the local community to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses care for people with a terminal illness in their own home.
Charlotte Campbell, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in the North East, said: “The Great Daffodil Appeal makes it possible for Marie Curie Nurses to provide free hands-on care for people with a terminal illness. Every March millions of people across the UK show their support for our work by simply giving a donation to wear a daffodil pin. We need as many people as possible to donate their time to help us make sure everyone is wearing a daffodil
pin, so we can continue providing this vital care for local people.”
Jackie Gallagher, from County Durham, said: “I collected for the Great Daffodil Appeal for the first time last year and I really felt like I was making a difference. So many people approach you to tell you about the support they’ve received from Marie Curie Nurses and the difference it made. It was a great feeling when we counted up all the coins at the end of the day and saw how much we’d raised.”
To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 0191 219 1241 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.