Char­ity ap­peal

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Marie Curie is seek­ing Ste­wartry vol­un­teers to help with their Great Daf­fodil Ap­peal.

The ter­mi­nal ill­ness char­ity is ask­ing peo­ple to give up two hours of their time to hand out their iconic daf­fodil pins in re­turn for do­na­tions.

The ap­peal is needed as Marie Curie say a grow­ing el­derly pop­u­la­tion is set to in­crease de­mand for their ser­vices when al­ready one in four don’t re­ceive the care and sup­port they need at the end of their lives.

The money raised will help Marie Curie nurses be there for more peo­ple liv­ing with a ter­mi­nal ill­ness, pro­vid­ing them with vi­tal one-to-one nurs­ing care and sup­port in their own homes.

The char­ity’s fundraiser for Dum­fries and Gal­loway and South La­nark­shire, Ge­or­gia Ram­plin, said: “Vol­un­teer­ing to col­lect do­na­tions in re­turn for daf­fodil pins is a fun and easy way to get in­volved in the lo­cal com­mu­nity. You can col­lect with a friend or part­ner and know that you are help­ing Marie Curie be there when we are needed most.

“Chances are, we all know some­one who’s been af­fected by a ter­mi­nal ill­ness. It’s dif­fi­cult to think that not ev­ery­one gets the care and sup­port they need to live their fi­nal days with dig­nity, in the place they want to be. Our nurses care for peo­ple in their own homes, pro­vid­ing oneto-one overnight care and sup­port for fam­ily mem­bers.

“We’re al­ways here with ex­pert in­for­ma­tion, guid­ance or just a shoul­der to lean on. Ev­ery daf­fodil helps us care for more peo­ple – this is what makes the Great Daf­fodil Ap­peal so im­por­tant.”

Those wish­ing to vol­un­teer two hours of their time to the Great Daf­fodil Ap­peal or to find out more about the ap­peal, can visit www.­fodil or call Ge­or­gia on 07730 619 485. Ge­or­gia Ram­plin

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