Marie Curie is appealing for local volunteers to help at their Christmas Collections.
Collections are an integral part of the Marie Curie fundraising calendar and they help to fund the Marie Curie Volunteer Helper Service and the Marie Curie Support Line in Nottinghamshire. The local Marie Curie fundraising team are seeking Christmas collectors to help at collection days in supermarkets, stores and towns.
Marie Curie staff support our patients and their families right the way through the Christmas season. Whilst everyone else will be preparing for Father Christmas to arrive, our nurses, volunteer helpers and support line staff will be starting their Christmas shifts. Last year, one of our nurses was quizzed by a young son of a patient as he was concerned Father Christmas would not visit, “because she stays awake all night to look after Daddy”. Sue, quickly explained that Marie Curie has a special agreement with the big man himself, that our nurses can close their eyes when he arrives at the house so that she does not see him.
Rebecca Davies, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Nottinghamshire says “As a collector you’ll be able to raise vital funds for patients living with a terminal illness in Nottinghamshire. Our collection slots are only two hours long and will leave you with a winter warming Christmas cheer. Pull on your Christmas jumper, wrap yourself in tinsel and don one of our yellow Marie Curie St. Nick hats. Come with family and friends or on your own to meet likeminded people.”
Whether you’re a seasonal fundraiser or a newcomer looking to get involved for the first time, your local Marie Curie fundraising office would love to hear from you.
To become a Marie Curie Collector, you need to be aged 16 or over. Children are welcome to collect alongside a parent or guardian.
To sign up to a collection online visit our website www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/collecting
For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Rebecca Davies on 07825044305 or email Rebecca.Davies@MarieCurie.org.uk