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People dig deep to raise £7,000 for cancer charity

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 25, 2014

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GENEROUS people in Burton and South Derbyshire helped to raise an incredible £7,000 in just a month to help boost a cancer charity appeal.

Bosses at Marie Curie Cancer Care issued a ‘massive thank you’ to anyone who dug deep and donated cash towards its Great Daffodil Appeal.

Street and supermarket collections helped collect the bumper amount, which was one of the highest totals ever raised in the area.

Community fund-raiser Laura Read said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in Burton and South Derbyshire who has supported Marie Curie and helped to make this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal such a big success.

“The appeal simply wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful volunteer collectors and local clubs who tirelessly encouraged people to wear a daffodil pin, as well as everyone who generously made a donation to support people with a terminal illness.

“The funds raised will make a very significant difference, helping Marie Curie nurses provide more care to people with terminal illnesses and their families at the time when they most need support.”

Since Marie Curie Cancer Care’s month-long Great Daffodil Appeal, which was launched on March 1, volunteer collectors and Lions, Rotary and Soroptimist clubs have been out in force throughout Burton and South Derbyshire to encourage people to make a donation and wear the charity’s daffodil pin to support those suffering with a terminal illness.

More than £7,000 was gathered through street and supermarket collections in the area.

All the cash raised will be spent on helping Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

Since the first Great Daffodil Appeal took place in 1986, more than £70 million has been raised.

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