Spring has sprung, the daffodils are out (again in some cases!) and that wonderful, dedicated end-of-life charity Marie Curie has once more launched the Great Daffodil Appeal, asking for everyone across the UK to join forces and raise money for Marie Curie nurses.
Marie Curie needs all the help it can get, and they're asking everyone to get involved in any way to raise awareness and to help fund their work. Just to give you an idea, Marie Curie is dedicated to supporting people living with any terminal illness, and their families.
Marie Curie nurses work night and day caring for people in both in their own home or in one of their nine dedicated hospices. They also support people by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.
How does each donation help?
Every £20 raised funds one hour of nursing care. (Marie Curie provides nurses free of charge to people living with a terminal illness.)
How much care and support does Marie Curie provide?
Last year, they provided care and support for 40,712 people, and their families, living with a terminal illness.
How much should I give for a daffodil?
Every penny makes a difference. Please give anything you can, but if you can donate between £1 and £5 so much the better.
And you can help in other ways, too. The campaign seeks to involve everybody in fundraising in some capacity, and you can find out more both about the work of Marie Curie and about fundraising opportunities on the Marie Curie website.
Make this the year you make a difference!