Go yellow and support charity Daffodil appeal

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie's biggest fundraising campaign, encouraging everyone to give a donation and wear one of the charity's daffodil pins during March.

Saturday, 5th March 2016, 7:00 am
Marie Curie's Daffodil campaign is one of its biggest money-spinners

The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses care for people with a terminal illness in their own home so they can spend more time with the people they love.

Glynis Francis, a member of the Hackness Ladies Choir, is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. She had the fantastic idea of knitting daffodils to sell and has already had lots of orders in.

Glynis said: “When attending a craft course on holiday, I was inspired to knit daffodils for the Marie Curie appeal commencing this month.

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Glynis Francis (red coat) and others knitting daffodils to help Marie Curie

“I received great support from members of the Hackness Ladies Choir, some of whom are knitting and others donating the wool.

“Special thanks to Yve, Moira and Karen who have also knitted and sewn them together. They are selling at £3 each.

“If you care to support Marie Curie in this endeavour, please contact me on 01723 882248 to order a pattern.”

Glynis is also helping at one of the collections taking place in Scarborough this month.

Glynis Francis (red coat) and others knitting daffodils to help Marie Curie

Marie Curie is appealing for more people to ‘get behind the daffodil’ just like Glynis, and donate their time to collect at the following locations:

l March 5: Scarborough Street Collection.

l March 11-13: Morrisons.

Jennifer Carmichael, community fundraiser for Marie Curie in North Yorkshire, said: “The Great Daffodil Appeal makes it possible for Marie Curie Nurses to provide free hands-on care for people with a terminal illness.

“Every March, millions of people across the UK show their support for our work by simply giving a donation to wear a daffodil pin. We need as many people as possible to donate their time to help us make sure everyone is wearing one, so we can continue providing this vital care for local people.”

As well as local volunteer collectors, Marie Curie will be supported by the Lions Clubs of the British Isles and Ireland this month, with hundreds of collections being held by Lions Club members across the country on behalf of the charity.

To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 01904 755260.