TERMINAL illness charity Marie Curie is appealing for volunteers in Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn to give two hours of their time to hand out its iconic daffodil pins in return for donations.

The charity is hoping to get more people than ever wearing the daffodil pin during its annual fundraiser, the Great Daffodil Appeal this February and March.

There are opportunities to collect at Cardigan’s Aldi and Tesco stores and CK's in Newcastle Emlyn - Aldi on February 23 and 24; Tesco on March 18 and CK’s on February 23.

Marie Curie says that the appeal is urgently needed as one in four people currently don’t receive the care and support they need at the end of their life, and with the population getting older, demand on the charity’s services is set to increase.

The money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses be there for more people living with a terminal illness, providing them with vital one-to-one nursing care and support in their own homes.

Marie Curie community fundraiser Chris Roberts said: “Volunteering to collect donations in return for daffodil pins is a fun and easy way to get involved in the local community. You can collect with a friend or partner and know that you are helping Marie Curie be there when we are needed most.

“Every daffodil helps us care for more people – this is what makes the Great Daffodil Appeal so important.”

Those wishing to volunteer or to find out more about the appeal can visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call Chris Roberts at Marie Curie’s Llanelli office on 01554 759071.