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Marie Curie fundraisers
Marie Curie fundraisers
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ST Helens’ Marie Curie fund-raising group helped to launch the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal last week.

The appeal encourages people to make a donation to the charity in return for a daffodil pin.

Marie Curie chiefs hope to raise more than £5.5m via the nationwide appeal this month alone.

All the money raised will enable Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to people suffering from a terminal illness in their own homes.

St Helens community fund-raiser, Michelle Bate, said: “We are determined to provide the support and specialist care needed to make the choice to die at home a reality.

“This year we will be providing more care than ever. Every donation for a daffodil will help us to provide more free nursing care hours locally, allowing people to spend their final days in the comfort of their own homes surrounded by family and friends.

“We help more than 200 cancer patients spend their final days at home in St Helens and the surrounding area each year. So please make a donation, wear a daffodil, and help Marie Curie Cancer Care make a difference.”

Volunteer fund-raisers will be out collecting in supermarkets across St Helens throughout March and April.

Daffodil pins can also be picked up in local stores, schools and Marie Curie shops across the UK.