Mark Daffodil Day In Wimbledon

Charity plans to turn town centre into yellow

Marie Curie Cancer Care will be turning Wimbledon town centre yellow as volunteers take to the streets to raise money for the annual Great Daffodil Appeal.

The event is being organised by Marie Curie's newly-formed Wimbledon fundraising group, whose members are all volunteers living in the local area.

They want you to show your support at the event on Saturday March 17 by making a donation in exchange for a daffodil pin.

Entertainment will be on hand from 10am onwards in Wimbledon piazza, with performances from the local Cherry Pie Choir and singers Candice Lotter and Andrea Richardson, and dancing from Wimbledon's own Greensleeves Morris Men.

Rebecca Fairclough, the group's secretary, said: "Marie Curie does such important work - every £20 we raise on Daffodil Day will allow a Marie Curie nurse to give one hour of nursing care to a terminally ill person in their own home. It's going to be a great day and we hope to see lots of people there!"

The group is also on the lookout for extra volunteers to help with collecting donations on the day. If you can spare an hour or two, email or call 020 8543 6927 to get involved.

March 5, 2012