Everton captain Phil Jagielka is backing an appeal from Marie Curie Cancer Care for people in Merseyside to donate an hour of their time to collect for the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal next month.
The annual appeal, which is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser, encourages everyone to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin in March.
The charity needs volunteer collectors to encourage people in the local community to wear a daffodil pin and donate to this worthy cause. The money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local people with terminal illnesses.
Jagielka said: “With just an hour or so of your time, you can make a real difference to a very worthwhile cause. Marie Curie Cancer Care helps so many people in our local area and by supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal in such a simple way, you can help them to continue their fantastic work.”
Colette Byrne, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Merseyside, said: “We need over 900 people from Merseyside to help with our collections this March. Donating just one or two hours of your time to the appeal will allow Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to terminally ill people and their families at the time when they most need support.”
To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie Cancer Care and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call Colette on 0151 801 1405 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.