Charity seeks Swaledale volunteers

Marie Curie volunteers.

Marie Curie is looking to recruit a collection box co-ordinators to cover different areas of Swaledale to support the charity’s work by organising and growing a new collection tin campaign in the local community.

The charity says this is a wonderful way to get out and about in the community.

The role means asking local shop and businesses if they would have a Marie Curie collection box.

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Then every few months – or when needed you collect the box, count and bank the donations and replace the tin with an empty one.

The position is flexible and volunteers can select the geographical area they cover and the number of hours they volunteer each month.

The charity is also keen to hear from local businesses such as newsagents, supermarkets, post offices, petrol stations, schools, pubs, doctors surgeries and cafes if they are interested in supporting the charity by displaying a collection tin.

Gemma Hewitt , Marie Curie Community Fundraiser, said: “Currently, we don’t have any collection box co-ordinators in the area so this is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in supporting the Charity by building relationships with local businesses Please get on touch.

“All our Volunteers have Photo ID and are all registered with us.”

Gemma added: “Volunteers are an amazing asset to Marie Curie and we would like to thank everyone for giving up their time to support us.

“Marie Curie relies heavily on the  support of our volunteers, without whom we would not be able to continue providing care and support to people with terminal illnesses, and their loved ones, in the local community.

“Supporting the charity gives people the opportunity to gain unforgettable experiences, immerse themselves in a new culture and obtain new skills while doing something fulfilling.”

Marie Curie has approximately 13,000 registered volunteers including those supporting shops, hospices and fundraising and more than 9,455 people volunteer with the charity on a regular basis. Thanks to the support of Marie Curie volunteers in the past year, the charity’s:

  • Hospices supported 8,739 people and their families

  • Helper volunteers made 8,800 visits to 9788 people

  • Shops raised £2.6 million for vital care and support

  • Fundraising groups raised a further £4.5 million.

If you would like further information about volunteering or fundraising opportunities then please contact Gemma Hewitt 01904 755260, email or visit