Marie Curie

Lions support Great Daffodil Appeal

Marie Curie Cancer Care has chosen Lions Clubs as its first official collecting partner for the Great Daffodil Appeal.

The three-year project sees Lions Clubs throughout the British Isles aim to raise an additional £1 million for the charity’s work in providing hospice and community care for terminally ill patients.

Lions Clubs’ 17,000 active members are renowned for their enthusiastic commitment to local community fund-raising. Members of local clubs are supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care by holding hundreds of collections at Tesco stores and other locations as part of the Great Daffodil campaign.

The annual UK Giving 2012 survey, carried out by the Office of National Statistics, reported a 20% fall in charity donations in the last year. Cash is the most common method of donation, emphasising the importance of community collections.

Every £20 raised helps fund an hour of Marie Curie nursing care, which is provided free of charge to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses.

The Great Daffodil Appeal has raised £61.5 million since 1986, and Lions Clubs are proud to support the popular, and iconic, daffodil pin campaign.

Further information about the appeal can be found at:
www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil

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