Collection raises £1,400

Collections in Banchory for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal raised £1,400, which will provide an additional 70 hours of nursing care.

Local Marie Curie nurses and fundraisers thanked everyone in Deeside and Donside who played a part in making the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal a success this year.

An enormous amount of fundraising activity has taken place up and down the country, since the month long appeal launched on March 1.

Volunteer collectors were out across Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Moray and many other areas of the North-east to encourage people to wear a daffodil pin and make a donation to support Marie Curie Nurses.

Money raised from the appeal helps Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes.

Many new collectors who joined in the appeal this year enjoyed the experience so much they have already signed up to collect next year.

Community Fundraiser Carolyn Snedden said: “We are so grateful for the support shown by the people of the North-east for this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

“The appeal could not have taken place without the help of local volunteers, who have worked very hard to raise funds and awareness of the work of Marie Curie Nurses. Although we do not have final figures yet, early indications suggest that the fundraising is on track with last year’s appeal, which will help us to provide more free nursing care at a time when people need it most.”