Volunteers for Marie Curie urgently wanted

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 July 2018

A volunteer with the collection pots. Picture: Marie Curie

A volunteer with the collection pots. Picture: Marie Curie

Marie Curie

A charity which supports people with life-limiting illnesses and their family is in urgent need of volunteers to join their ranks.

Clevedon and Nailsea’s Marie Curie branches are calling out for more people to get involved in one of the UK’s leading charities which provides care and support to people living with any terminal illness.

Volunteers are an important aspect of the charity’s work and they are now seeking new volunteers across North Somerset.

A charity spokesman said: “Our groups are dedicated to raising funds so Marie Curie can continue to care for people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in our hospices.

“Along with other group members, you will organise collections, fundraising events and encourage support for the charity in your community.”

Volunteers will work to collect much-needed cash for the charity through collection tins at shops, restaurants and bars – with each tin raising an average £40 which will fund two hours of nursing care.

Helen Isbell, a community fundraiser for the charity, said: “Being part of a fundraising group is a fun, flexible and sociable way to volunteer in your local community and make a real difference to those living with a terminal illness, and their families.

“The work we do is only possible through the generosity of the local community and the hard work of our dedicated volunteers and fundraisers.

“Without the fantastic support from volunteers, we simply would not be able to provide all the services our patients and families need.”

Marie Curie’s Clevedon and Nailsea Fundraising Group was set up in 2017 to support the charity’s main campaigns, including the Great Daffodil Appeal and the Blooming Great Tea Party.

Ms Isbell, at the time of the group’s formation, said: “The new fundraising group in Clevedon and Nailsea will make a huge 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.”

If you would like any further information on the charity and these opportunities, contact Helen on 01173 247275 or email helen.isbell@mariecurie.org.uk

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