Lions with Marie Curie

 

Lions with Marie CurieLions Club thank you for Great Daffodil Appeal support at 24 hour Tesco.

Thank you – that’s the message from the Lions Club of Chipping Sodbury following an amazing response to this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal. In partnership with Marie Curie, members of the Lions Club collected all day and late in to the night at Tesco in Yate on the last Thursday and Friday in March.

Lions Club president, Sue Hunt says: “Thanks to the generosity of local people we raised £2,000 last year to help provide free local nursing care to terminally ill patients in their own homes and Marie Curie hospices.  Every penny collected by Lions Clubs goes direct to good causes as our membership fees cover any administration costs. This means our Daffodil collection will help fund 100 hours of hands-on nursing care within our area.  We are proud to be at the heart of the community, and our partnership with Marie Curie demonstrates how Lions Clubs offer vital support for local people”.

The Great Daffodil Appeal has huge public support and has raised more than £90 million since 1986. Last year Marie Curie Cancer Care chose Lions Clubs British Isles to be its first official partner for the Great Daffodil Appeal to help reach a target of £1 million additional funds.

Donations collected by members of Sodbury Lions Club, in return for one of Marie Curie’s iconic daffodil pins, will help fund free nursing care for people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and Marie Curie hospices.

Natalie Taylor, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care said: “We are so excited to have the Lions Club collecting donations with us in the Bristol and Bath area and are really looking forward to working together. We hope that with their help we will have the most successful Great Daffodil Appeal yet.”

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