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. mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call Georgia on 07730 619 485. Georgia Ramplin