Marie Curie Counts on Collection Volunteers this Christmas

With only 8 weeks to go, 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 without them it would not be possible to provide the necessary nursing care for our terminally ill patients and their families in the Vale of Glamorgan. The local Marie Curie fundraising team are seeking collectors to help at collection days in supermarkets, stores and towns.

Whilst everyone else will be preparing for Father Christmas to arrive this Christmas Eve, our nurses will be starting their night shift. Last year, one of our nurses was quizzed by a young son of a patient as he was concerned Father Christmas would not visit as she stays awake all night to look after his Daddy.  Sue, very 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.  The nurses do such things so that our families can be at home or at the local Marie Curie Hospice during the festive period where they feel most comfortable and with their loved ones.

Hannah Leckie, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Cardiff and the Vale says “Christmas is about creating memories and being together at a special time, with the people we love, Marie Curie makes this possible. As a collector you’ll be able to raise vital money for Marie Curie to help families in your local community.   Our collection slots are only two hours long and will most definitely leave you with that Christmas Cheer.” 

Whether you’re a seasonal fundraiser or a newcomer looking to get involved for the first time, the 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.

For more information for how you can get involved, please contact Hannah on 02920 426 068 or search Marie Curie collections online.

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