Cancer charity’s big thank-you

The ELLON community has been praised for helping to make a cancer charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal a resounding success.

Since the month-long appeal launched by Marie Curie Cancer Care on March 1 this year, volunteer donation collectors have been out in force across the North-east to encourage people to wear the organisation’s daffodil pin and make a donation to support people with a terminal illness.

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

The Ellon Fundraising Group held their first Great Daffodil Appeal collections at Tesco and raised £1701.22. This will provide 85 additional hours of nursing care. Their next event is a quiz tobe held at the Cock and Bull, Balmedie, on Friday, April 19 at 7pm.

Tickets cost £15 per person with £5 of every ticket going to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Roxanne Hadley, Community Fundraiser, said: “Thank you to everyone in Ellon who has supported Marie Curie Cancer Care and this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

“From our brilliant volunteer donation collectors who tirelessly encouraged people to donate and wear a daffodil pin, to everyone who gave what they could to support people with a terminal illness.

“The Great Daffodil Appeal is vital in helping Marie Curie Cancer Care nurse people with terminal illnesses in their final hours and everyone’s support will make a real difference.”

The charity employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals.