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Give just two hours of your time, says Marie Curie patron
9:05am Thursday 7th March 2013 in Local news
The new Yorkshire patron for Marie Curie Cancer Care is urging volunteers to come forward to help collect money for the charity.
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, reiterated a call for helpers to take part in collections for the Great Daffodil Appeal this month.
Last week the charity asked people across Wharfedale and Aireborough to help gather donations from shoppers throughout the area.
Gary said: “It is a great honour to be asked to take on the role of patron for Yorkshire and one that I am delighted to accept. Every single day there are at least 30 Marie Curie nurses caring for terminally ill patients across the county and the care they deliver is free.
“I am enormously privileged to be able to help and encourage others to support their fantastic work and look forward to helping Marie Curie support even more patients and families in Yorkshire in the years ahead.”
He added: “Becoming a collector for the Great Daffodil Appeal is a fantastic way to help Marie Curie. Donating just one or two hours of your time will allow Marie Curie nurses to provide more care to terminally ill people in their own homes.”
Visit the website at mariecurie.org.uk.daffodil or call the fundraising office on (01274) 386191 to volunteer.