Donate your time to help Marie Curie daffodil appeal

Paul Defty ((Chairman of Rugby Fundraising Groups) pictured with Mike McCann (Community Fundraiser),  promote Marie Curie Cancer Care Appeal.
Paul Defty ((Chairman of Rugby Fundraising Groups) pictured with Mike McCann (Community Fundraiser), promote Marie Curie Cancer Care Appeal.

A Rugby fundraiser is urging people to come forward and donate an hour of their time to make a real difference to people with cancer.

Paul Defty wants people to give 60 minutes in March to collect for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

The charity needs volunteer collectors to encourage people to wear a daffodil pin and give a donation.

Around 200 volunteers from the area are needed.

Paul, chairman of Rugby Fundraising Group, said: “I collected for the Great Daffodil Appeal last year and really felt like I was making a difference.

“So many people approach you to tell you about the support they’ve received from Marie Curie Nurses and the difference it made.

“We were pleased when we counted up all the coins and saw what we’d done.”

Money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to people with a terminal illness in their own home.

Community fundraiser Mike McCann said the charity has permission to collect in high streets, supermarkets and shopping malls and he now needs help to maximise this opportunity.

Every £20 raised will help fund an hour of Marie Curie nursing care, which is provided free to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their homes.

If you would like to volunteer telephone 0788 581 4370 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil