Daffodil appeal blooms once again

Karina Grealy and Pam London.
Karina Grealy and Pam London.

Terminally ill people have been given a helping hand by generous Rugby shoppers.

This year’s Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal has raised £3,376.

Paul Defty, chairperson of Rugby Fundraising Group, said members and a network of volunteers donned the traditional yellow tabbards, big hats and box of daffodils throughout March within Rugby and surrounding areas.

Rugby’s new Elliots Field Retail Parks Debenhams and Marks & Spencer, and Matalan on Junction ONE, all allowed collectors in store this year.

Paul said Rugby people were very generous as always and a wide generation of age gaps supporting them.

He said: “Without their support we could not raise that amount of money and funds that Marie Curie require to allow nurses to care for terminally ill patients within there own homes, were ever possible, in the later stages of there illness.

Marie Curie have gone through a considerable branding change with new paler yellow and logo and have now incorporated the new strapline “Care and support through terminal illness”.

Cancer affects not only those living with it but also family, friends, loved ones coming to terms not only emotionally, but also day to day life.

Marie Curie offers a variety of support networks to help people deal with this.

The aim is to ease the pain and burden, while ensuring people are not alone.