Wear a daffodil pin for Marie Curie

Derry's Mayor Martin Reilly with members of Marie Curie Cancer Care City Friends. From left are Rhona Gallagher, Joan Doherty, Giovanna McKinney, Bernie Gallagher and Fiona Wallace pictured at the launch of the great daffodil appeal.
Derry's Mayor Martin Reilly with members of Marie Curie Cancer Care City Friends. From left are Rhona Gallagher, Joan Doherty, Giovanna McKinney, Bernie Gallagher and Fiona Wallace pictured at the launch of the great daffodil appeal.

Derry’s Mayor Martin Reilly with members of Marie Curie Cancer Care City Friends. From left are Rhona Gallagher, Joan Doherty, Giovanna McKinney, Bernie Gallagher and Fiona Wallace pictured at the launch of the great daffodil appeal.

The event which takes place tomorrow is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraiser and encourages everyone to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin in March.

The charity needs volunteer collectors to encourage people in the local community to wear a daffodil pin and give a donation.

The money raised will help Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to local people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

Sheena Havlin, fund-raising manager for Marie Curie cancer care in the West said: “We need over 100 people from Derry to help with our collections this March.

“We have collections taking place in the city centre, Lisnagelvin, Eglinton, Drumahoe and Limavady.

“Donating just one or two hours of your time to the appeal will allow Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to terminally ill people and their families at the time when they most need support.

Catherine and Rachel Malone said: “We are both students and we collected for the Great Daffodil appeal for the first time last year and really felt like we were making a difference.

“So many people approach you to tell you about the support they’ve received from Marie Curie Nurses and the difference it made.

“We were pleased when we counted up all the coins and how much we’d raised. It is nice to know that you are helping other people.”

To volunteer to collect at any of the locations tomorrow please contact Fiona on 07745 976321 for more information.