Daffodil walk in Seamer for Marie Curie

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PEOPLE in Scarborough are being invited to follow a daffodil trail across Seamer to help raise funds for a local charity.

The idea came from Hayley Pickles, a local resident and Marie Curie volunteer, because she felt it was appropriate as the daffodil is the charity’s symbol.

She said: “Seamer Parish Council has planted thousands of bulbs over the years and they do look spectacular.

“We just hope it’s going to be a real community event with different community groups walking together. We’ve had one enquiry from someone wanting to do it on horseback.”

The event is due to take place at 11am on Saturday, April 9, and it costs £5 to register – or £10 for a family group to register. It will start at Crossgates Community Centre and will finish at the Seamer Methodist Chapel.

Organisers are hoping people will sign up as soon as possible so that as much sponsorship money as possible can be raised.

Cheryl Barrett, the charity’s area fund-raising manager, said that the money would be used locally and every £20 raised was enough to provide one hour of specialist care by a Marie Curie nurse.

She said: “There’s no minimum sponsorship amount we just want people to raise as much as they can.

“We are looking for people to dress up as well and it would be lovely if people will wear something yellow.”

l To register for the event or find out more contact (01723) 378111.