Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal
Each year the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal reminds me that although it might be freezing, wet and windy outside, spring is on its way.
These hardy flowers that are the emblem of Marie Curie, will soon be seen on banks and in gardens as well as fighting their way along roadsides battling with the pollution churned out by cars rushing by. It is the hardiness of them that I have always loved. That and their scent and the fact they don’t fall all over the place when they die! (Triple Beauty)
Each year I support this appeal, usually with a blog post. Here’s last year’s I also have a regular monthly payment go out because this kind of support for cancer patients knows no season. When people are faced with the biggest battle they are likely to fight, the more help they and their families can have the better. So, how can you raise some money?
Fund-raising idea for Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal
The sky is the limit and anything that make people part with even a few coins is great. Among the ideas for this year are:
- Bake Off Challenge
- Strictly Come Dancing challenge
- Raffles and sweepstakes
- Sponsored runs and swims
- Dressing up days at work.
As it is still January, if you gave up alcohol for the month, why not put the money you have saved to the appeal. Basically, anything that raises money (and is legal!) is fine.
Another great thing to do is to rattle a tin!
Whatever you do, don’t walk past one of those yellow tins. It may be you one day that needs this help. This photo shows how over time, the flower will blossom. Have a think and see how you can blossom this year to support the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal.