Terminal illness charity Marie Curie urgently needs volunteers in Exeter on Thursday (19th). The charity is asking locals to volunteer just two hours of their time for a local supermarket collection.
Lauren Peters, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Devon, said: “We urgently need people to help with a collection at Sainsburys on Alphington Road on Thursday 19th December. A collection can raise around £250 of vital funds, so we don’t want to miss out on the opportunity.
“We run our collections in two hour shifts and people often volunteer in pairs. The money raised will help make a huge difference to people who could be spending their last Christmas together, or to those for whom this will be the first without a loved one.
“Local collections are a great way to try out volunteering if you’ve never done it before. Our volunteers always have fun, and find the experience rewarding – it’s the perfect way to give something back at Christmas time.
“Please get in touch if you think you can support us.”
The money raised will also help to fund Marie Curie’s Information and Support Line which is open throughout the festive season. The free, confidential helpline allows people to speak to a Marie Curie Nurse if they have health questions or concerns about any aspect of terminal illness, from understanding a diagnosis to explaining treatments and discussing symptoms.
Trained Information and Support Line Officers can also provide practical advice and emotional support, such as guidance about day-to-day care or where to find financial support, as well as offer help with bereavement.
Volunteer shifts are available in supermarkets, shopping centres and high streets all year round. For more information on volunteer shifts in your area, visit mariecurie.org.uk/collect or contact your local Community Fundraiser, Lauren on 07949 187171 or 01884 703537 or email@example.com