Doncaster charity needs volunteers to help with collection tins

A cancer charity is appealing for volunteers to help look after its collection tins in Doncaster.

Marie Curie is looking for volunteers to look after tins that are in shops, bars and restaurants in Carcroft, Askern, Skellow and Adwick-le-Street.

The money raised from the tins helps to provide one-to-one nursing care for terminally ill people in their own homes.

Katie Grinter, a local community fundraiser, said: “Looking after the collection tins is a really effective way to help support local Marie Curie nurses. “We’ve got tins out in shops and pubs but no one to look after them, so they aren’t raising as much money as they could, which in turn affects the amount of Marie Curie nursing we can provide.

“We’re looking for people who can go around sites in their local area once every three months to replace the full tin with an empty one, then count and bank the money raised.

“The more money that is raised, the more people in Doncaster living with a terminal illness can access free Marie Curie nursing care, enabling them to be at home, surrounded by their families and the things they hold most dear in their final days.”

Call 01274 386190.