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Redditch Lions to support Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal
8:30am Tuesday 18th December 2012 in News
REDDITCH Lions Club will be supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, the Great Daffodil Appeal.
The Great Daffodil Appeal encourages everyone to give a donation and wear the charity’s iconic daffodil pin during March.
Lions members will support the appeal for the next three years by collecting donations in Redditch and encouraging people to wear the daffodil pin.
Every £20 raised will to help fund an hour of Marie Curie nursing care, which is provided free to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes.
Jo James, chair of Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Redditch fundraising group, said: “We are very excited to have support from our local Lions club. As an organisation that works to serve the community, we’re confident they will help make this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal the best yet.
“However, we still need many more volunteers in Redditch - so please get in touch if you have an hour to spare in March. Just one or two hours of your time will help Marie Curie nurse more local people with terminal illness.”
Martin Morgan, chairman of the Lions Clubs of the British Isles and Ireland, said: “Caring for local communities is the essence of what Lions clubs are about, so this partnership with Marie Curie is the perfect match.
“We are looking forward to collecting donations for the Great Daffodil Appeal in Redditch, and are proud that the funds we raise will support local people with a terminal illness.”
To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie Cancer Care and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 0117 942 7132 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil. To contact the Redditch fundraising group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.