Marie Curie appeals for volunteers in Preston

Posted on - 31st August, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, People, Preston News, Proud Preston
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Gina Hopwood, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Lancashire

End of life charity Marie Curie is calling for volunteers across Preston to join a new Fundraising Group to help raise vital funds for people with a terminal illness and their families.

The charity, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, provides nursing care in people’s homes across Preston and the whole of Lancashire, delivering hands-on care and vital emotional support. Marie Curie also works closely with the NHS to deliver palliative care and support to people in need and their families across the UK. 

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Everyone will be affected by dying, death and bereavement and the charity’s mission is to make sure that everyone has the best possible end of life experience. 

Community fundraiser for Lancashire, Gina Hopwood, said: Our volunteer group members can make an enormous difference locally by helping to raise the vital funds needed to support Marie Curie nurses, who provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes. 

“Our group organises fundraising activities and collections in the local community, as well as supporting Marie Curie’s major fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal. There’s lots of different and creative ways you can support us and get involved.” 

To register your interest in the Fundraising Group or to find out more about other ways to support the charity, please contact Gina Hopwood or 07515 135 425 or email

Free Marie Curie Support and Information is available for anyone with questions about terminal illness. Contact 0800 090 2309 or visit  

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