19th November 2019

Marie Curie launches appeal for volunteers in Somerset

Marie Curie is appealing for local volunteers to help raise vital funds to support people in Somerset living with a terminal illness and their families.

Sue Golden, a former Marie Curie Nurse from Bridgwater, has been volunteering as Secretary of the Bridgwater Marie Curie Fundraising Group for five years. She said:

“I chose to volunteer for Marie Curie because I know so many people locally who have received care and support and I wanted to help make sure that the service is there for others in the future.

“Not only is it extremely rewarding, it’s lovely belonging to a friendly and supportive group. We have a lot of fun, we hold social events including a Christmas meal and summer BBQ and it’s a great way to meet new people.”

Riona Houghton, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Somerset and North Devon said:

“Without our amazing volunteers we could not support as many people with a terminal illness and their families as we do. Currently we have over 7,200 volunteers across the UK in community fundraising and retail, but we are always looking for extra help. The more volunteers we have, the more we can achieve.

“Whether you’re a seasoned fundraiser or a newcomer looking to get involved for the first time, we would love to hear from you. No amount of time is too little, even an hour at a collection would be a huge help to our team.”

If you would like to volunteer some of your time to support Marie Curie in Somerset, please contact Riona Houghton 0117 9420429 or Riona.houghton@mariecurie.org.uk