DAFFODILS are springing up across Halton to support local cancer sufferers.

Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal is being launched in Widnes and Runcorn on Saturday, March 1.

The charity is asking local people to make a donation and wear a daffodil pin to support people with terminal illnesses.

Widnes market trader, Debbie Hankin, who sells sweets and is a member of the Widnes Fundraising Group, said: “We need everyone in Runcorn and Widnes to get behind the appeal by donating and wearing one of our daffodil pins during March.

“Every penny you can give is vital in helping Marie Curie Nurses provide more care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes, as well as emotional support for their families.”

The Great Daffodil Appeal runs throughout March and is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser.

All the funds raised from the appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes in Widnes and Runcorn.

Daffodil pins can be picked up from Marie Curie volunteer collectors, local stores and Marie Curie Shops throughout March.

There are also lots of Great Daffodil Appeal fundraising events to get involved in locally including collections at the Co-op, Granville Street, Runcorn, Greenoaks Shopping Centre, Asda Runcorn, Morrisons Widnes, Tesco Widnes and Asda Widnes.

For more information on how to get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal, contact Michelle Bate on 0161 255 2809 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.