Marie Curie is looking for volunteers in the Vale of Glamorgan to collect donations for its Christmas appeal.

The end-of-life charity is looking for people to give up a couple of hours of their time to help bring care, comfort, and joy this Christmas.

They believe that everyone experiencing death, dying or bereavement should be able to have the best Christmas possible which is why it is asking people across the Vale to put on a festive hat and raise as much as they can to support people facing tough times.

Claire Phillips, Marie Curie Cymru Head of Fundraising, said:  “Christmas can be challenging for many, and we know many homes are affected by the cost of living.

“We appreciate every donation, of any size. For families experiencing dying, death, or bereavement, Christmas can often feel overwhelming.

 “So, we want to make sure our Hospice, Hospice Care at Home and free Information and Support services are there to spread care, comfort, and joy for even more people in Cardiff and the Vale this Christmas.

“If you are interested in helping us, we’d love to hear from you! Volunteering is a great way to meet new people in your local area, and to help get you into the Christmas spirit.”

The charity is dependent on public donations so that Marie Curie Nurses and healthcare professionals can provide expert hospice care, whatever the illness, in the comfort of home and/or at its hospice in Penarth.

Marie Curie helps people with any illness they are likely to die from including Alzheimer’s (and other forms of dementia), heart, liver, kidney and lung disease, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, and advanced cancer.  

Across Cardiff and the Vale, Marie Curie provides Companions volunteer support, who provide the emotional and practical support you want – at home, in the hospital or over the phone.

The money raised also funds the charity’s free support line and webchat, which is available to anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from and those close to them.

It offers practical and emotional support on everything from symptom management and day-to-day care to financial information and bereavement support.