Marie Curie is appealing for local volunteers to help manage the charity’s collection boxes in and around the Edinburgh area.

The local Marie Curie fundraising team are seeking Collection Box Co-ordinators to help look after boxes that are on display in shops, newsagents, chemists, pubs and doctors’ surgeries and also place collection boxes in new locations.

Fiona Bushby Marie Curie Community Fundraiser said: “Helping Marie Curie to look after collection boxes in the local area is a really easy and valuable way to support the charity. As a volunteer Collection Box Co-ordinator you’ll help to raise vital money and awareness for Marie Curie.

“We’re appealing for people who can ensure boxes are emptied regularly, the money is counted and banked and can also spot new opportunities to place boxes in the community. It’s a great way to get involved with Marie Curie and the money raised from the boxes will help the Edinburgh Hospice to provide vital care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families, when they need it most.”

Whether you’re a seasoned fundraiser or a newcomer looking to get involved for the first time, the local Marie Curie fundraising office would love to hear from you.

To become a Marie Curie Collection Box Co-ordinator you need to be aged 16 or over.

For more information for how you can get involved, please contact Fiona Bushby on 0131 470 2290.