SILHILLIANS are being called on to spring into action and volunteer for Marie Curie’s 38th Great Daffodil Appeal.
Residents are being asked to volunteer a few hours of their time to distribute the iconic daffodil pins in exchange for a donation during March.
The charity, which has a hospice in Solihull, says one in four people don’t get the end of life care they need.
This year the appeal is supported by partner Superdrug and the funds raised will give the charity and healthcare professionals to provide expert support and hospice care in the comfort of home and at its Marsh Lane hospice.
The money raised also funds the charity’s free support line and webchat, which is available to anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from and those close to them.
It offers practical and emotional support on everything from symptom management and day-to-day care to financial information and bereavement support.
Samuel Murphy, Marie Curie community fundraiser for Solihull said: “The Great Daffodil Appeal, now in its 38th year, is a brilliant and fun way to join in and give back to our local community here in Solihull whilst also helping us provide a vital service to those in the final chapter of their lives.
“Volunteering is super simple, and our team will be on hand to support you throughout to make sure you have everything you need, including the big yellow hat, and ensure it’s the best experience possible.
“We have collections taking place in Solihull town centre on March 9 and we will be in Morrisons from February 26 to March 10.”
To find out more about how you can volunteer contact Samuel on [email protected] or call 0121 703 3713.