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The Great Daffodil Appeal with Marie Curie

We all have a charity which is close to our hearts.

In my household, Marie Curie and Macmillan are the main ones.

Much like yourself reading this, my family has also been greatly affected by losing loved ones to truly horrible diseases so when Curated Digital got in touch and asked if I’d like to help raise awareness for the Great Daffodil Appeal in March, I didn’t think twice.

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Raising money is easy.

All you need are a few ideas, a fundraising pack (you can get yours HERE) and people to shake the money box in front of. In your free pack, you will receive a donate box, a fundraising target sheet, a donation form, stickers, a booklet with some fundraising ideas, an information booklet and finally, a blank sheet of paper so you can write down why you’ve chosen to help this March.

Up for the challenge? Here some ideas to get you started:

  • Bake cakes for the office
  • Have a dress down day at work
  • Host a Bake Off in your local area (get the mayor involved!)
  • Have a fancy dress day
  • Host a book club
  • Have a clear out + sell your items
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Climb a mountain
  • Do a fun run
  • Host a car wash (just make sure the weather is good!)
  • Go on a chocolate ban – you can practice for Lent
  • Guess the weight/name of a huge teddy bear (and donate the bear!)
  • Have a sponsored silence (my family would love this one!)

There are so many amazing things you can do this March in order to raise money. Even if you tend to go out for a few drinks after work on a Friday, why not donate what you’d spend instead?

If you have any fantastic fundraising ideas, please leave them below.

You may be one of those people who likes knowing where your money is going and what help it’ll be doing. Within the fundraising pack, Marie Curie tell you exactly how you’ll be helping others in need..

If you raise £20, it will fund an hour of Marie Curie nursing care.
If you raise £70, it will buy two slide sheets which are used by the Marie Curie nurses to help move people who are living with a terminal illness into their bed.
If you raise £180, it pays for a Marie Curie nurse’s overnight nine-hour shift in a patient’s home.
If you raise £260, it funds two days of therapy sessions for a patient at the Marie Curie hospice.
If you raise £435, it pays for someone living with a terminal illness to stay in a Marie Curie hospice for 24 hours so they can receive the care and support which they need.
If you raise £4,460, it will cover the cost of the entire Marie Curie nursing service across the UK for an hour.

I hope you’ll take part in the Great Daffodil Appeal this March. If you don’t have all the time in the world, why not simply donate by giving £1 to your local supermarket to pick up one of the iconic daffodil pins. Think of it as your good deed for the day.

EL xx
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