MARIE Curie is looking for volunteers in Somerset to help raise funds during is Great Daffodil Appeal

It needs people to give up a few hours to distribute the iconic daffodil pins in exchange for a donation.

The charity’s flagship fundraiser helps fund Marie Curie nurses and healthcare professionals to provide expert support and hospice care in the comfort of homes in Somerset.

Marie Curie is dependent on public donations and last year supporters helped the charity provide direct care to more than 44,200 people across the UK via its nine hospices and through overnight nursing care in people’s own homes.

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.

Hannah Drury, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Bristol, Bath and Somerset, said: “Whether you’re an Arthur, an Aliyah, a Zoe or a Zayn – everyone deserves expert end of life care and support. The Great Daffodil Appeal, now in its 38th year, is a brilliant and fun way to join in and give back to our local communities, 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.

“By giving up your time to collect this Great Daffodil Appeal, you will be helping Marie Curie in Somerset continue to provide expert end of life care and support for people with any illness they are likely to die from. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you.”

To find out more about how you can volunteer to collect, contact Hannah Drury on 0117 924 7275 or 07753 258937. For more information and to donate, visit