TERMINAL illness support charity Marie Curie is appealing for volunteers to give two hours of their time to hand out iconic daffodil pins in return for donations.

The charity is hoping to get more people than ever wearing the daffodil pin during its annual fundraiser 'The Great Daffodil Appeal' this March.

Demand on the service is ever-increasing, with one in four people currently not receiving the care and support they need at the end of their lives.

The money raised will help Marie Curie nurses care for more people living with a terminal illness, providing them with one-to-one care and support in their own homes.

Marie Curie community fundraiser for Knutsford, Jessica Herrington, said: “Volunteering to collect donations in return for daffodil pins is a fun and easy way to get involved in the local community.

"You can collect with a friend or partner and know that you are helping Marie Curie be there when we are needed most.

“Chances are, we all know someone who’s been affected by a terminal illness. And it’s heartbreaking that not everyone gets the care and support they need to live their final days with dignity, in the place they want to be.

"Our nurses care for people in their own homes, providing one-to-one care overnight and support for family members. And we’re always here with expert information, guidance or just a shoulder to lean on.

"Every daffodil helps us care for more people – this is what makes the Great Daffodil Appeal so important.”

To help out or find out more, head to mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or contact Jessica on 0161 255 2800 or jessica.herrington@mariecurie.org.uk