MARIE Curie Cancer Care is appealing for people in Trafford to donate an hour of their time this March to collect for the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal.

The appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser, which encourages everyone to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin in March.

The money raised will help Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to local people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

Michelle Bate, community fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Trafford, said: “We need more than 1000 people from Greater Manchester to help with our collections this March.

“Donating just one or two hours of your time to the appeal will allow Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to terminally ill people and their families at the time when they most need support.”

Carol Mindham, from Altrincham, said: “I collected for the Great Daffodil Appeal last year and really felt like I was making a difference.

“So many people approach you to tell you about the support they’ve received from Marie Curie Nurses and the difference it made. We were pleased when we counted up all the coins and saw how much we’d raised. It’s nice to know you’re helping other people.”

As well as volunteer collectors, Marie Curie will be supported by collections being held by Lions Club members across the country on behalf of the charity.

To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie Cancer Care and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 0161 255 2809 or 0845 601 3107 or visit