Widnes garden centre's company pledges to raise £500,000 for cancer charity

Widnes garden centre supports the Great Daffodil Appeal

Widnes garden centre supports the Great Daffodil Appeal

First published in Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A WIDNES garden centre has pledged to support cancer sufferers.

Marie Curie celebrated a two year partnership with Bold Heath Garden Centre in Mill Lane by donning daffodil hats to collect for the Great Daffodil Appeal.

The Garden Centre Group has chosen Marie Curie as their first national charity partner and aims to raise more than £500,000 nationally.

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

Linda Shard, chairman of Marie Curie’s Widnes volunteer group said: “We need everyone in 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, meaning our patients can continue to enjoy their gardens, which often hold many happy memories.”

Stephen Murphy, chairman of the Garden Centre Group, said:”The work Marie Curie does is invaluable and we know that many people being cared for by the charity have a huge affection for their gardens.”

For more information on the Great Daffodil Appeal, call Michelle Bate on 0161 255 2809 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.

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