Garioch Lions set to support appeal

THE Garioch Lions Club are all set to support Marie Curie Cancer Care’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, the Great Daffodil Appeal.

The Great Daffodil Appeal encourages everyone to give a donation and wear the charity’s iconic daffodil pin during March.

Lions Clubs members will support the appeal for the next three years by collecting donations at Tesco, Inverurie and encouraging people to wear the daffodil pin.

Every £20 raised will to help fund an hour of Marie Curie nursing care, which is provided free of change to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes.

Roxanne Hadley, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care said: “We are very excited to have support from our local Lions Clubs. As an organisation that works to serve the community, we’re confident they will help make this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal the best yet.”

William Jamieson, President of Garioch Lions said: “Caring for local communities is the essence of what Lions Clubs are about, so this partnership with Marie Curie is the perfect match.

“We are looking forward to collecting donations for the Great Daffodil Appeal in Inverurie and are proud that the funds we raise will support local people with a terminal illness.”

Roxanne Hadley added, “We still need many more volunteers in Inverurie – so please get in touch if you have an hour to spare in March.

“We need 200 people from North East Scotland to help with our collections this March. Donating just one or two hours of your time to the appeal will allow Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes.”

Marie Curie Cancer Care supporter Kathleen Carnie said, “I thoroughly enjoy collecting, its great meeting people and hearing their stories. We are all touched by cancer and it’s heart-warming to hear how Marie Curie nurses have helped so many families.” To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie Cancer Care and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call (01224) 284380 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk