Charity in emergency appeal to Northamptonshire residents for donations

They estimate they have lost £2m because of coronavirus

By Sam Wildman
Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 3:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 3:52 pm
Can you help the appeal?
Can you help the appeal?

A charity whose fundraising has been devastated by the coronavirus crisis has made an emergency appeal to Northamptonshire residents for donations.

Marie Curie, a charity which helps people with terminal illnesses and their families, estimates they have lost £2m of income for their frontline services after the pandemic hit during their Great Daffodil Appeal.

It means volunteers cannot collect in the streets, their charity shops have closed and fundraising events have been cancelled.

Holly Carey, Marie Curie's community fundraiser for Northamptonshire, said: "We are experiencing very challenging times both in our services and with our ongoing fundraising during the coronavirus pandemic.

"In light of this critical situation, we are reaching out to the public to ask for their support by donating to our emergency appeal.

"Every day and night, Marie Curie nurses and frontline staff give vital support to dying people and their families, in their homes across Northamptonshire.

"At this time of national emergency, when the NHS is being put under extreme strain, these crucial services are needed more than ever.

"But as we’re preparing to support the NHS, our income has been devastated – our volunteers can’t collect in the streets, our events have been cancelled, our shops have had to close.

"Your support will help us to continue to be there for terminally ill patients in this time of crisis."

Anyone who wants to donate can visit https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/donate