Flower power helps charity fund

THE Scarborough launch of Marie Curie Cancer Care’s annual Daffodil Appeal has been declared a blooming great success.

Saturday’s collection in the town centre raised £1,503.78 and money is still being counted from collections at Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

A team of 24 volunteers helped during the day including Scarborough’s mayor Hazel Lynskey, town crier Alan Booth, MP Robert Goodwill and four Marie Curie nurses.

Fundraiser Michael Streets said: “We were really pleased with the amount raised on the day. In spite of the economic crisis people are still generous in supporting a very worthy cause.

“It’s a charity which helps so many families and we had lots of great feedback from people.

“It was really heartening on the day that people were coming up to the volunteers and telling them what a great job they were doing.

“The thought of collecting in the street can be quite daunting, but people have been very positive. The volunteers really enjoy being out there and helping the charity.”

The collection took place in the Brunwick Shopping Centre and out in the precinct, with the volunteers covering the whole day in turn from 9am to 5pm.

Mr Streets added: “It was a cold, damp day and I would like to thank all the volunteers for their efforts and to everyone who donated.” All the money will go towards local Marie Curie nursing care.