MARIE Curie is looking to recruit a collection box co-ordinator to cover the Settle area.

The volunteer would support the charity’s work by organising and growing the collection tin campaign in the local community.

The role involves inviting local organisations and businesses to host a Marie Curie collection box then, when needed, collecting the box, counting and banking the donations and replacing the tin with an empty one.

The charity would like to sign up more newsagents, supermarkets, post offices, petrol stations, schools, pubs, doctors’ surgeries, restaurants and cafes to the campaign by displaying a collection tin.

Amanda Warrant, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser, said: “We’re looking for an enthusiastic and friendly volunteer to help us raise money and awareness for Marie Curie.

"This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in supporting the charity by building relationships with local businesses.

“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 10,000 registered volunteers including those supporting shops, hospices and fundraising and more than 10,000 people volunteer with the charity on a regular basis.

Thanks to the incredible 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 Amanda on 01274 386197 or 07798 638122, email or visit