The Marie Curie team are preparing for what is one of the busiest times of the fundraising calendar. They’re dusting off the collection tins, and airing off the Marie Curie santa hats, ready for this winter.

Marie Curie Cancer Care are looking for volunteers across Coventry and Warwickshire to give and hour or two in the lead up to Christmas to help at our collections. Our annual winter collections help raise money for Marie Curie each year to support our nurses who provide vital care for over 35,000 people at home or in our hospices.

To do this we need your help. Please give us an hour or two of your time to help at one of our collections across Coventry and Warwickshire. Your contribution will make a huge difference to those with a terminal illness, and to their families. On average a collector raises enough to fund four hours of vital nursing care.

Cherida Plumb, community fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care said: “Christmas can be a very difficult time for some families especially when a loved one is terminally ill. Marie Curie Nurses enable people with terminal cancer and other illnesses to spend Christmas with the people and things they love close by. We’ll be at the following locations and hope everyone will come and make a donation to help us to continue to provide this vital care.”
➢ Superdrug stores across Cov and Warwickshire on 19th and 20th October
➢ Stratford upon Avon, Garden Centre – 19th and 20th
➢ Rugby, Blooms Garden Centre – 19th and 20th
➢ Nuneaton, Christmas Lights switch on – 23rd
➢ Rugby, Superdrug – 9th and 10th
➢ Wellesbourne Market – 30th
➢ Bedworth, Tesco – 9th
➢ Nuneaton, Coop – 6th and 7th
➢ Rugby, Morrisons – 6th and 7th
➢ Warwick, Tesco Superstore – 10th

If you are interested in helping, or finding out more, please contact Cherida Plumb on 01604 442 312, [email protected].

If you’d like to help Marie Curie with future collections, the charity is looking for local people to collect during the charity’s biggest fundraising campaign, the Great Daffodil Appeal, in March. The Great Daffodil Appeal encourages everyone to give a donation and wear the charity’s iconic daffodil pin during March. To find out more information on collecting for Marie Curie during the Great Daffodil Appeal contact Cherida Plumb on 01604 442 312 or visit

To get help from Marie Curie Cancer Care, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse. For more information, visit

Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK’s largest charities. Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, it provided care to more than 35,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its nine hospices last year and is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

Around 70 per cent of the charity’s income comes from the generous support of thousands of individuals, membership organisations and businesses, with the balance of our funds coming from the NHS.

Marie Curie Nurses
The charity is best known for its network of Marie Curie Nurses working in the community to provide end of life care, totally free for patients in their own homes.

The right to die in place of choice
Research shows around 63 per cent of people would like to die at home if they had a terminal illness, with a sizeable minority opting for hospice care. However, more than 50 per cent of cancer deaths still occur in hospital, the place people say they would least like to be. Since 2004 Marie Curie Cancer Care has been campaigning for more patients to be able to make the choice to be cared for and die in their place of choice.