This year’s Great Daffodil Appeal will be one like no other. Thousands of Marie Curie volunteers will not be able to collect donations in exchange for a daffodil at local supermarkets, trains stations or town centres like they usually do each spring. However, you can still be a part of this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal by donating online
You couldn’t pick a better year to support Marie Curie Nurses. Like everyone, Marie Curie has been hit hard by coronavirus. Their Nurses and hospices have been on the frontline throughout the pandemic, caring for dying people and their families.
Marie Curie have also seen more people than ever calling their Support Line, looking for help because they are feeling isolated or have had to grieve for a loved one alone during lockdown.
Marie Curie Nurses will never stop caring for people and easing the burden for their family members, so your donation really will mean the world to them and everyone they care for.
Here’s a story from someone whose family was supported By Marie Curie.
The Marie Curie Nurses that cared for Kate Harding’s Dad Lambert made a huge difference.
“The most important element of their support was that it allowed Dad to be with us at home in his final days and hours,” explains Kate. “This was his dearest wish. Without Marie Curie, Dad may well have needed to go into hospital”
“The nurses came in unobtrusively and arrived within half an hour of our requests for help. It was always the same nurses who visited us, which was comforting at a time when we were all inevitably very tired and emotional. They became familiar faces”
“One of the most important things to us about our Marie Curie Nurses was the way that on each visit, they totally respected our way of caring for Dad. They also included him in every conversation about his care”
“It’s invaluable to have such supportive people around you at such a challenging and emotional time. The support of a Marie Curie nurse reassures you and helps to enable you to face another day”
Virtual Great Daffodil Appeal
This service has continued during the pandemic and has assisted the NHS in these difficult times.
So we are doing a Virtual Great Daffodil Appeal on Just Giving amongst other sponsored events. You may have seen Marie Curie adverts on television and the appearance on Breakfast TV involving the actress Alison Steadman.
National Day of Reflection on March 23rd
This will coincide with the National Day of Reflection on March 23rd to remember those who have died in the last 15 months from the virus.
If you feel you would like to donate to help local families you can go to the Marie Curie website or my Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MCEastleighandChandlersFord
If you know someone who wishes to support this great cause please pass them the link.