Lions Clubs volunteers roar their support for the Great Daffodil Appeal

Last month, several members of Lions Clubs International: British Isles & Ireland helped to film our TV advert for the Great Daffodil Appeal 2016.

The advert is currently being broadcast nationwide and we’re grateful to the lovely Lions for taking the time to tell us why and how they’re getting behind the daffodil this March.

In their OWN words

“As Lions, we support these kinds of worthy causes. It’s just a few hours of my time and it can make a difference to somebody’s life.”
Vijay Arora, on a well-earned break from filming a fun-running scene.
“Campaigns like this are critical to give services at a time when it’s needed.”
Mandy Broadbent, who was helping us at a difficult time in her own life.
“It’s a worthwhile cause and I know from first-hand experience – I have benefited from their help.”
Abhnash Bains, whose father received care from Marie Curie.
“Having lost my 18-year-old daughter, I know what loss is and I know how very important it is to have the Marie Curie Nurses… so you can be at home with your loved one.”
Carol Smith, who made time to join us between two night shifts.

VALUED volunteers

Members of Lions Clubs International: British Isles & Ireland get involved with Great Daffodil Appeal collections, as well as hosting others through links with local businesses. Aside from collecting coins and giving out daffodil pins, these key volunteers help us to recruit more collectors, as well as ensuring the money gets back to Marie Curie to support our nurses.

“The Lions Clubs’ support of the Great Daffodil Appeal has been incredible. They have raised an amazing half a million in the past three years and I am excited about the next three years of the partnership. Their enthusiasm, ongoing commitment and dedicated support is awe-inspiring and their efforts are hugely appreciated.”
Katrina Kirby, Fundraising Volunteer Programme Support Manager.

Meet amazing volunteers like our Lions by signing up to collect for the Great Daffodil Appeal near you.