Flower power helps Doncaster staff raise cancer charity cash

Flower power helped staff at a Doncaster business raise charity cash recently.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 16th May 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Monday, 16th May 2016, 2:01 pm

Leeds Building Society, which has a branch in Frenchgate, has raised a combined £1,200 for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal by selling daffodil pin badges this spring.

These vital funds will help Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to people living with terminal illnesses in their own homes across Yorkshire and in the charity’s Bradford hospice.

Siobhan Drane, partnership manager at Marie Curie, said: “The Great Daffodil Appeal is our biggest annual fundraising campaign and we’re extremely grateful to Leeds Building Society and their members, in Doncaster and nationally, for their ongoing support.

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“£180 pays for a Marie Curie Nurse to look after someone with a terminal illness for a full nine hour shift in the comfort of their own home, so this generous donation will make a huge difference.”

Martin Atkinson, Leeds Building Society’s Doncaster branch manager, said: “The Great Daffodil Appeal has again been very popular in our branch.

“Customers have been very generous again this spring, and our colleagues in Doncaster also got into the spirit throughout the campaign.”