VOLUNTEERS have been thanked for their hard work.

People in Andover and Stockbridge have been praised for collecting for Marie Curie during its Great Daffodil Appeal.

Thanks to the support of passers-by, £340.90 was raised in Andover, while £264.99 was donated in Stockbridge.

The vital donations will help fund much-needed expert care to people with terminal illnesses, as well as supporting their families.

Sally Sansom, Marie Curie community fundraiser in Hampshire, said: “We can’t continue to provide the vital care and support needed for people living with a terminal illness without the generous support of the public.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in Stockbridge and Andover for helping to raise the funds needed to help make sure more dying people get the care they deserve at the end of their lives.

“Their generosity means we raised a fantastic amount and saw more people wearing our daffodils. We are also grateful to our kind volunteer collectors, including those from Marie Curie’s Andover Fundraising Group.”

The charity’s biggest annual fundraiser, the Great Daffodil Appeal, takes place every spring and calls on people to donate and wear one of the organisations iconic daffodil pins to show their support.