Sunday, March 04, 2012

Great to give time to Marie Curie Cancer Care

(pictured with Alison Taylor, Pauline Hornsey and Cathy Screeton)

This week saw the start of the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal. It was a pleasure to again donate two hours of my time on Friday morning to sell daffodil pins in support of this very worthwhile cause. Two of the local Marie Curie volunteers (or the ‘ladies who do lunch’) Alison Taylor, Kathy Screeton and I donned the trademark bright yellow tabards and funny tall hats to stand in Howden with our boxes of daffodils and collection boxes, whilst the charming volunteer Chairman Pauline Hornsey, ably assisted by her mother Dorothy and Cynthia Radcliffe manned the tombola stall in the Shire Hall.

Although the East Riding of Yorkshire Council undertaking major works on the footpaths in the Town’s Market Place is very welcome, it did mean that the area was not as busy as usual because of the lack of parking, but we still managed to raise almost £300 in next to no time.

Many thanks to all those who gave a donation and it was great to see so many people walking around the Town wearing their daffodils – including at least one of the Council workmen!

During March there are 95 collection boxes left in many Goole and Howdenshire shops, super markets, garages etc. where daffodil pins can be purchased for the price of a donation.

Please wear your daffodil pin this March and help Marie Curie continue to care for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses.

1 comment:

Pauline Hornsey said...

Thanks so much for this Paul,let's hope everyone buys a daffodil this year so we can raise loads of money to enable more local Marie Curie Nursing hours.