Thursday, 10 March 2016

Marie Curie Teams Up with AFC Bournemouth & Eddie Howe for Great Daffodil Appeal

Charity Article

Last weekend in Bournemouth’s win over Newcastle, Eddie Howe sported a daffodil to support Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Campaign.

Since 1986 the Great Daffodil Campaign has raised over £70 million pounds for end of life care and last year alone Marie Curie nurses and volunteers provided care and support for 40,172 people, and their families, living with a terminal illness.

Marie Curie Shop Volunteer, Mark Hughes, who donates his time while living with a terminal illness said, “I’m getting behind the daffodil appeal to help raise funds for people like me. It also helps their families deal with things. People forget about the families – they have to go through it twice. No matter how much you raise, how little you give, it all helps to go to a good charity. So please give generously because it helps somebody like me and other people.”

Now Marie Curie is looking to Bournemouth’s fans to boost fundraising efforts for the charity by holding their own events in and around the town.

Just £20 raised provides an hour of care from Marie Curie and £180 provides a nurse throughout the night – an element that is close to the heart of Marie Curie Healthcare Assistant, Melissa Tiley-Waters, who says:

“I’m getting behind the daffodil by going out and collecting so that I can meet the public and talk to them about their stories.”

Would-be volunteers can sign up to the Daffodil Campaign here or find out more information on the how to fundraise with a Marie Curie Fundraising My Way pack.

This includes guides for holding pub quizzes, printable bunting, face painting and more.

Why Get Behind the Daffodil?

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Try the quiz!

What does Marie Curie do?
We’re here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Our nurses work night and day, caring for people in their homes and in our nine hospices. We also support people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.

How does each donation help?
Every £20 raised funds one hour of nursing care. We provide nurses free of charge to people living with a terminal illness.

How can I get support from a Marie Curie Nurse or Hospice?
Someone with a terminal illness, or a family member or friend, can request this through their GP, district nurse, hospital nurse or consultant.

How much care and support do you provide?
Last year, we provided care and support for 40,712 people, and their families, living with a terminal illness.

How much should I give for a daffodil?
Every penny makes a difference. Please encourage people to give anything they can. Most people give between £1 and £5.

How much do the daffodils cost to make?
About 5p each.

What is the difference between a Marie Curie Nurse and a Macmillan Nurse?
Marie Curie Nurses give practical, hands-on care to help people with a terminal illness remain at home. They will often spend a whole shift, usually at night, with one patient and their family. Macmillan Nurses are community-based and offer free advice and support to people with cancer, usually for an hour at a time.

Want to fund raise for Marie Curie? Here is how you can get involved – Fundraising Guides 

Still not sure how Marie Curie is helping people? Read this CaseStudy

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