Generous volunteers are once again going to be taking to Morrisons stores throughout the country to help raise thousands of pounds for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal this week.
Shoppers in the Doncaster store were surprised as Marie Curie ambassador and well-loved comedian, Paul Chuckle gave up a few hours of his time to collect for terminal illness charity Marie Curie, as part of their Great Daffodil appeal bucket collections.
Paul Chuckle said:
“Marie Curie supported my brother, and more recently my father-in-law at the end of their lives and I’m grateful that I’m able to get behind the Great Daffodil Appeal and wear my daffodil pin. I hope that everyone comes down to their local Morrisons to buys a daffodil to help Marie Curie continue to support people living with a terminal illness and their families.”
The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help the Marie Curie nurses provide round the clock specialist care in the local community and at our nine hospices to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.
The charity also provides practical information and support via support line and online chat and funds research and campaigns so that more people to have access to the care they deserve at the end of their lives.
Morrisons have hosted Marie Curie collections during the Great Daffodil Appeal for the last 4 years and have to date raised an amazing £2,151,182.
Gemma Hewitt, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Yorkshire said:
“Whether you wear a daffodil pin in celebration, in solidarity or in memory of a loved one, you are joining with millions of others to help make sure all dying people get the care and support they deserve.
“By picking up a daffodil pin at your local Morrisons you’ll make a big difference to people facing the toughest of times by making sure Marie Curie Nurses can provide expert care and support to individuals with terminal illnesses and their families.
“Collecting can be a lot of fun too. You can do it on your own or with family and friends, and we will support you every step of the way. Volunteering is also an easy way to get involved in your local community and meet new people.”
To find out more about how you can get involved with the Great Daffodil Appeal Visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or mariecurie.org.uk/collect or call 0800 304 7025.