Wanderers stars back the big daffodil appeal
9:02am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
BOLTON Wanderers stars are calling on the public to wear a daffodil with pride and support the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal.
The appeal, which is launched tomorrow and runs throughout March, is asking people to make a donation to the charity in return for a daffodil pin.
The charity is hoping to raise more than £5.5 million across the UK this March.
All money raised enables Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to people with a terminal illness in their own homes. Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden: “Bolton Wanderers are proud to help launch and support the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal. We hope all our supporters buy a daffodil this march to raise money for this fantastic charity.
“The nurses Marie Curie fund make such a difference to patients and their families at a very difficult and upsetting time.”
The Bolton News launched a campaign to raise more than £200,000 for the charity.
The whole community got behind our campaign and hit the cash target in just 15 months.
From donations and collections to marathons and mountain climbs, the people of Bolton pulled out all the stops to raise £201,588.
All the money was spent providing free home nursing care to local terminally ill patients, allowing them to die at home if they so wished.
Siobhan Heffernan, Marie Curie Community fundraiser said: “Every donation for a daffodil will help Marie Curie to provide more free nursing care hours, allowing people to spend their final days in the comfort of their own homes surrounded by family and friends.
“So please make a donation, wear a daffodil, and help Marie Curie Cancer Care make a difference.”
Volunteer fundraisers have been collecting in supermarkets across Bolton throughout March, and the daffodil pins can be picked up in local stores, schools, businesses and Marie Curie shops across the UK.
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