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‘Every Daffodil Counts’ this March




Every year in March, Marie Curie, the charity which cares for people living with a terminal illness, hold their annual Great Daffodil Appeal. This year Marie Curie is appealing for support in Leeds.

Marie Curie nurses care for people in Leeds in their own homes from 10pm until 7am. They provide hands on care and emotional support as well as allowing loved ones some much needed rest. The charity has also launched a telephone support line and has lots of information about living with a terminal illness available on their website mariecurie.org.uk/help



Jen Aspinall, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in Leeds, is asking people across the city to support the Great Daffodil Appeal in whatever way they can this March; “Marie Curie are appealing for support in Leeds so that we can continue providing services, which are completely free of charge to people living with a terminal illness and their families, when they need it most.”

How can you help?

  • Sign up to volunteer for two hours or more at Great Daffodil Appeal collection. Marie Curie has a huge street collection planned in Leeds City Centre on Friday 31st March and lots of others across the city. You can sign up online on our website mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil/daffodil-2017 or contact the fundraising team on 01274 386190. Why not bring your friends, family or colleagues with you and challenge each other to raise the most for Marie Curie? Will your employer allow you time away from work to volunteer as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility policy? Does your employer run a match funding scheme where they match whatever you raise for charity? Or do you know someone who can sing, dance or has a talent to entertain the public at one of Marie Curie’s street collections? If so we would love to hear from you!
  • Would your organisation have a box of daffodil pin badges on their reception? For a small donation your colleagues and customers can purchase a daffodil to raise vital funds and awareness of Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal in March.
  • If you have an idea of your own, or need a little inspiration to raise funds in your own way you can order a fundraising pack full of ideas online at mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil/fundraising. Your local Community fundraiser will be more than happy to support you, provide materials and advice to make whatever you plan a huge success.


For more information please contact Jen Aspinall, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser on 01274 386190 or email Jennifer.aspinall@mariecurie.org.uk.


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Marie Curie Daffodil Collection Raises Nearly £4,000


Over 100 volunteer collectors, including groups from KW Fitness, Leeds Beckett Cheerleaders, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association and Leeds Beckett Hockey Team, descended on Leeds City centre on 5th March to support Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal and raised nearly £4,000!

Street entertainers turned out in force to back the charity and encourage shoppers to dig deep. Pianist Fin Henderson and guitarist/ singer Ava Barber performed for the crowds, while a Star Wars’ Stormtrooper and Ewok offered photo opportunities. PureGym members took part in cycle challenges throughout the day; major landmarks lit up their facades in yellow; and Jason Donovan, who had performed at Leeds Town Hall the night before, surprised two lucky collectors by donating generously.

“The response was phenomenal and the day proved a huge success”, said Jennifer Aspinall, Community Fundraiser. “I’d like to thank the wonderful volunteers who braved the elements to collect for us, not to mention all those who purchased our daffodils. The Great Daffodil Appeal – our biggest annual fundraising campaign – runs throughout March and into early April. We are still looking for volunteers to help with our on-going street collections. We are hoping to raise £8.5million across the UK so we can continue to provide vital care for local people.”

To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie and support the Great Daffodil Appeal please call 01274 386190 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.

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Marie Curie Needs Volunteer Collectors

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Marie Curie Cancer Care is appealing for people in Leeds to donate an hour of their time to collect for the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal.

The appeal is the charity’s biggest fundraiser, and it is currently appealing for volunteer collectors to support their Leeds Street Collection on 1st March and encourage people to wear a daffodil pin. The money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

To volunteer to collect for the Marie Curie Cancer Care Great Daffodil Appeal, call Hannah Saxon on 01274 386190 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil


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