Conservative MP for Northampton South, David Mackintosh joined the team at the Marie Curie Shop in Northampton town centre as part of Make a Difference Day.
Mr Mackintosh thanked the Marie Curie shop volunteers for their commitment and hard work to mark the annual celebration of volunteering which started in the USA 24 years ago.
He said: “Without the work of volunteers most charities simply could not operate and the good work they do would come to an end. Those who give their time to volunteer are the backbone of Marie Curie and many other charities across the country, and Make a Difference Day is a good opportunity for us to reflect on that, and to celebrate their contribution.”
Scott Sinclair, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, England said: “Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to Marie Curie, and without their support we wouldn’t be able to raise the vital funds needed to provide hands-on nursing care to people with a terminal illness.
“Volunteers are an important aspect of everything Marie Curie does, from supporting our shops to helping ensure the smooth running of our hospices. We are hugely grateful to Mr Mackintosh for giving his time at their local Marie Curie Shop to celebrate local volunteers and the difference they make to people with a terminal illness and their families.”
To find out more about volunteering opportunities with Marie Curie visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk/volunteer