All individuals merit proficient care and assistance during their final moments, which is why Marie Curie, the foremost end-of-life charity in the UK, urges the inhabitants of Newcastle to endorse its Great Daffodil Appeal this March.

This entails dedicating a few hours of their time to disseminate the emblematic daffodil pins in return for a charitable donation.

Today one in four people don’t get the end-of-life care they need, and Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal encourages people to donate and wear a daffodil pin to help the charity continue to support people with any illness they’re likely to die from.

The charity’s flagship fundraiser, supported by headline partner Superdrug, helps raise much-needed funds for Marie Curie Nurses and healthcare professionals to provide expert support and care at Marie Curie Newcastle Hospice.

Marie Curie is dependent on public donations and last year supporters helped the charity provide direct care to more than 44,200 people across the UK via its nine hospices (including Newcastle) and through overnight nursing care in people’s own homes.

The money raised also funds the charity’s free support line and webchat, which is available to anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from and those close to them. It offers practical and emotional support on everything from symptom management and day-to-day care to financial information and bereavement support.

“Everyone deserves expert end of life care and support. The Great Daffodil Appeal, now in its 38th year, is a brilliant and fun way to join in and give back to our local community here in Newcastle whilst also helping us provide a vital service to those in the final chapter of their lives.

“Volunteering is super simple, and our team will be on hand to support you throughout to make sure you have everything you need to ensure it’s the best experience possible.

“By giving up your time to collect this Great Daffodil Appeal, you will be helping Marie Curie continue to provide expert end of life care and support for people with any illness they are likely to die from. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you.”

Carly Searle, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Newcastle

To find out more about how you can volunteer contact Carly on 07703 715967 or email

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