Marie Curie appeals for Sheffield residents to help with collection

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Marie Curie is calling out for volunteers to support its Great Daffodil Appeal in Sheffield city centre this March.

The charity is looking for volunteers who can spare a couple of hours to stand with collection buckets and raise funds for the local community in exchange for a Daffodil pin badge.

Collections take place on Friday, March 6.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s annual appeal to raise money to pay for nurses to care for people with a terminal illness so that they can be in the comfort of their own homes.

In South Yorkshire, the charity hopes to raise more than £55,000 this year which would equate to more than 2,500 Marie Curie nursing hours.

Rebecca Bramley, local community fundraiser for Sheffield, urged people who could volunteer a couple of hours to get in touch.

She said: “We’ll be collecting in Sheffield city centre all day on Friday, March 6.

“If you or a group of friends can spare a couple of hours to raise vital funds for Marie Curie then we would love to hear from you.”

The charity provides nursing, totally free, to allow those with a terminal illness the chance to die at home, supported by their families.

To help email rebecca.bramley@mariecurie.org.uk or call 01274 386190.