A LEADING national charity has issued an urgent appeal for volunteers in Northwich.

Marie Curie, which helps those living with a terminal illness and their families, is urgently seeking volunteers to help with its iconic Daffodil Appeal.

The charity is looking for people in the town to give just two hours of their time to hand out daffodil pins in return for donations.

In the next 10 years, more than six million people will die in the UK, and of this number, 75 per cent will need end of life care.

The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie provide much-needed expert care to people with terminal illnesses, as well as support for their loved ones.

Gina Hopwood, Marie Curie community fundraiser for Northwich, said: “Whether you wear a daffodil pin in celebration, in solidarity or in memory of a loved one, you are joining with millions of others to help make sure all dying people get the care and support they deserve.

“Volunteering just two hours at a local collection is a great way to show your support and help us raise money to help make sure that we can be there for more people at the end of their lives.

“Collecting can be a lot of fun too. You can do it on your own or with family and friends, and we will support you every step of the way.

“Volunteering is also an easy way to get involved in your local community and meet new people.”

To volunteer for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal, visit mariecurie.org.uk/collect or contact Gina Hopwood via Gina.hopwood@mariecurie.org.uk or 07515 135 425.