HEALTH: Marie Curie appeal for volunteers in Great Daffodil Appeal

Marie Curie are urgently calling for volunteers to help with their Great Daffodil Appeal in Dorset.

The UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, Marie Curie, is asking for volunteers in Dorset including Poole, Bournemouth and East Dorset.

They are asking for people to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations. In doing so, those who volunteer will be supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal- Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign, held every March.

In the next 10 years, more than six million people will die in the UK and of this, 75% will need end of life care. With the money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal, this will go towards helping Marie Curie Nurses to provide much-needed expert care to people across Dorset with terminal illnesses, as well as supporting their loved ones.

About the Great Daffodil Appeal
  • Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign, held every March.
  • Every donation and daffodil worn helps Marie Curie provide vital care for people living with a terminal illness and support for their families.
  • 8 million daffodil pins are distributed each year.
  • Around £6 million was raised last year and £120 million in total raised since the campaign began in 1986.
  • Over 2,700 Marie Curie Nurses work across the country in people’s homes and the charity’s nine hospices, providing 1.2 million hours of nursing care every year.
  • Daffodil pins are available from volunteers on high streets across the country, as well as Marie Curie shops, Superdrug, Savers, SPAR UK, Hotter Shoes and Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group

Steph Sterndale-Bennett, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Dorset, 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 Marie Curie Nurses can care for more people, as well as providing invaluable support to their families.

“Volunteering just two hours at a local collection is a great way to show your support and help us raise money to help make sure that we can be there for more people at the end of their lives.

“Volunteering is also an easy way to get involved in your local community and meet new people.”

Gwyneth Sulley from Poole, said: “I collect every year for the Great Daffodil Appeal and it’s a great feeling to be supporting such an important cause.

“I’ve met so many interesting people along the way- many of whom have directly benefited from the care provided by Marie Curie Nurses in their own homes.”

To volunteer for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal and give out the charity’s daffodils pins in return for donations, please visit or contact Steph on or 07753257166.

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