Get Behind the Daffodil

Every March, hundreds of people across East Sussex get behind the Great Daffodil Appeal and raise money for Marie Curie Nurses.  By collecting, donating, shopping or doing something they love, they’re supporting people living with a terminal illness, and their families.

Marie Curie provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families.  They’ve been carrying out this vital work for over 65 years – last year alone we cared for over 40,000 people across the UK.

They’ll be local collectors on the High Street in Crowborough this weekend (Saturday 5th) – so please give what you can afford and wear your Daff with pride.

Organisers are embracing social media this year and are asking people to Tweet their photos showing what they are doing for Marie Curie using the hashtag #GetBehindTheDaff.  So #Crowborough take a picture today!

Collection at Tesco Jarvis Brook

Later in the month another collection in Crowborough is being planned, but to be successful they need some additional volunteers to fill some remaining time slots on the day.  If you could spare 2 hours on Sunday 20th March, please get in touch with the Community Fundraiser for East Sussex, Georgia Paton, by phoning 01883 832626 or email

The money raised will go to Marie Curie’s Nursing Service, providing hands on care and emotional support to people with any terminal illness in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.  Marie Curie provides this care free of charge, allowing people to spend their final days at home surrounded by the people and things they love the most.  It comes at a cost of £20 per hour to the charity.

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