Daffodil appeal overtakes former fundraising targets

FLOWER POWER: Edward Foley (right) and his mother collecting at Morrisons in Crowborough

THIS year’s Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal amassed a record number of donations in collections from Crowborough, despite the cost-of-living crisis.

Volunteer collectors at Morrisons in Crowborough have raised £1,093.17 for the charity, which provides nursing and hospice care for those with a terminal illness, as well as a telephone line and other support.

Acknowledging the financial strain people are under, local co-ordinator George Tyson told the Times: “It’s more than we have collected at any stage in the past. In times of financial and economic uncertainty, such generosity is much appreciated.”

Two volunteers alone – 16-year-old Edward Foley and his mother, from Wadhurst – personally collected over £300, Mr Tyson added.

“Warmest thanks go to all involved – donors, volunteer collectors, staff – and, of course, the dedicated Marie Curie nurses themselves, who bring hope and comfort to many suffering illness in their declining years,” he said.

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