Marie Curie ask Harrogate to get behind the Daffodil this March

20 January 2016

Marie Curie is appealing for people in Harrogate to ‘get behind the daffodil’, by volunteering to collect donations for the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal this March.

The charity needs volunteers to encourage people in the local community to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones at home in Harrogate. The appeal is now in its 30th year and has raised more than £73million since 1986.

From Harrogate to Hornsey and Ripon to Richmond, people across the country are signing up to volunteer. It’s easy to sign up, whether you have taken part before or you’re doing it for the first time – and families, friends and workmates can sign up to volunteer together.

Hannah Saxon, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in North Yorkshire said:

The Great Daffodil Appeal is our biggest annual fundraising campaign, making it possible for Marie Curie Nurses to give care and support when people need it most. Every year millions of people across the UK show their support for our work by simply giving a donation to wear a daffodil pin.

This year is the 30th year of the appeal and we are hoping to raise £8.5million, so we can continue providing this vital care for local people.

The Collections in Harrogate will be taking place at:

  • Harrogate Street Collection – 5 March 2016
  • Harrogate ASDA- 18 March 2016

To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie and support the Great Daffodil Appeal contact Hannah on 01904 755260 or or visit

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