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Marie Curie collection volunteers needed in Preston

Posted on - 1st January, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Health, Preston News
Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Preston, Lucy Styles (right) with a volunteer
Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Preston, Lucy Styles (right) with a volunteer

Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness, is looking for volunteers in Preston to help with the charity’s appeals.

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The charity is looking for people to help place and manage collection tins in businesses, shops, bars and restaurants across the city, as well people to help host Great Daffodil Appeal collections in March. 

The money raised from local collections means that Marie Curie Nurses, who work day and night in people’s homes across Preston, can continue to provide vital one-to-one nursing care and support.

The funds also help run Marie Curie’s nine UK hospices, as well its free Information and Support line, which offers practical and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.

Sue Thompson from Fulwood, who has been a Marie Curie Collection Box Coordinator for the past year, said: “As a volunteer, I’ve handed out daffodil pins in March, set-up a charity partnership with a local primary school and helped place and manage collection tins in businesses, shops, bars and restaurants across Preston. It’s a great feeling to be supporting such a good cause. 

“You get the chance to meet so many kind and interesting people along the way too – many of whom have benefited from the care and support provided by Marie Curie.”

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Lucy Styles, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Preston, said: “Without our amazing volunteers we could not support as many people with a terminal illness and their families as we do. The more volunteers we have, the more we can achieve.

“We hope there are plenty of people in the communities across Preston who could give up a few hours each month to join other volunteers in fundraising for Marie Curie.

“We are looking for individuals who are organised and have good communication skills to help us in our mission to make sure more dying people get the care and support they need at the end of their lives.”

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If you’re interested in volunteering for Marie Curie and would like to find out more information about how you can help, contact Lucy on 01254 855 044 or lucy.styles@mariecurie.org.uk.

Do you volunteer for Marie Curie or any other local causes? Let us know in the comments.

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