Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies met with Marie Curie volunteers at an event in Cardiff Bay to support their annual ‘Make A Difference Day’ taking place on 28th October.
The UK’s leading terminal illness charity spoke to Huw about the end of life care and support they provide to people and families living with terminal illness. Their annual celebration celebrates their amazing contribution and encourages people to volunteer.
AM Huw Irranca-Davies said: “It is such an inspiration to meet with the Marie Curie volunteers who willingly give their own time to support the charity in a wide variety of roles. This event is a great time to explore the work of this great charity to see if you can help out and give as much time as you can. I would encourage everyone to look at how they can help Marie Curie this ‘Make a Difference Day’.
Nick Jewson, a member of the Cardiff Central Fundraising Group for Marie Curie, has volunteered for the charity for a decade, and joined the group when it was set up five years ago. He said: “What I love about volunteering as a collector, is meeting the people of Cardiff, who are so supportive of Marie Curie – both the hospice and the home nursing service. It makes you feel that you are doing something worthwhile.”
Simon Jones, head of Policy and Public Affairs for Wales at Marie Curie, said: “Our volunteers are absolutely vital to Marie Curie, enabling us to provide the best end of life care we can to people living with a terminal illness. The more support our volunteers can offer – whether as a collector, complementary therapist or Helper volunteer – the more our Marie Curie Nurses can provide the care people want in their own homes or in our hospice at the end of life.”
To find out how you can volunteer for Marie Curie, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/volunteer