Wales rugby stars back Great Daffodil Appeal

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Wales rugby stars back Great Daffodil Appeal

Marie Curie had some great support from the Welsh rugby team after their training session this week, when they joined nursing staff, fundraisers and volunteers to help promote the start of the Great Daffodil Appeal in Wales.

Marie Curie is recruiting volunteers to help with one of their many daffodil collections in Wales during February and March. 

Hannah Leckie, community fundraiser at the Marie Curie Cardiff and the Vale Hospice said: “We have over 80 daffodil collections taking place locally so please do contact us if you would be able to spare an hour or two as, on average, each 2 hour collection slot pays for two hours of nursing care.  

“This will help us raise as much as we can to help care for more patients living with a terminal illness in their own home, or at our Cardiff & the Vale Hospice.”

Nurses Sarah Reynolds, Tracey Lewis, Mandy Thomas and Lisa Griffiths met with Alex Cuthbert, James Davies and Steff Evans at the Vale Resort.

Nurse Sarah, who cares for people across Cardiff and the Vale, said: “It’s always wonderful to see people support the Great Daffodil Appeal, to help us provide more care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

“To have the support of the Wales Rugby Team today is wonderful – and of course we will be supporting them too during this year’s Six Nations campaign.” 

A WRU spokesman said: "We are delighted to help support Marie Curie and their Great Daffodil Appeal.

"The work they do is vitally important to the community and we are glad to support them as much as we can and we encourage all supporters to get behind the Great Daffodil Appeal."

This year it is even easier to sign up to collect by booking a convenient collection slot online at mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil. Alternatively, please telephone 0845 6013107 for information about collections being held in your area.

 

Photo by Matthew Horwood