Charity appeals for volunteers this Xmas

Charity appeals for volunteers
Charity appeals for volunteers

A valuable charity which provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their families is appealing to people in Clitheroe to spare some time this November and December.

The charity needs more volunteers to help collect at supermarkets throughout the area, to make sure every hour of every collection is covered - raising thousands of pounds in the process.

Marie Curie organise supermarket collections around the festive season, raising funds to provide one-to-one nursing care for terminally ill people in their own home.

The local community fundraiser for Marie Curie explained the importance of help required by the charity. She said: “We have amazing volunteers in Clitheroe, who give their time to collect each year, but we always need more volunteers to make sure we don’t miss out on valuable collecting time and therefore important donations from festive shoppers.

“We’re really lucky in that the local supermarkets and shopping centres have been so generous in offering us dates to collect – we just want to make sure we make the most of this opportunity to raise much-needed funds for end-of-life care.”

She added: “By giving us just two hours of your time this Christmas to help collect in a supermarket, you’ll be helping us raise much needed funds.

“Christmas is a time for families and our nurses will again be working over the festive period to provide vital care and treatment to people with cancer and other terminal illnesses, enabling them to be at home, surrounded by their families and the things they hold

most dear. Please get in touch today if you would like to give up a few hours to help fund local cancer care.”

Anyone requiring further information about the collections, is asked to call the fundraising office on 0161 255 2814 or e-mail Anne-Marie.Wynne@mariecurie.org.uk or please go to our website to find your local collections and sign up online at https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/collecting