Lions Club in Banbury raises cash for Marie Curie

Banbury Lions Club members dressed up to raise money for the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal. NNL-180313-112758001
Banbury Lions Club members dressed up to raise money for the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal. NNL-180313-112758001

Lions Club of Banbury members went ‘daffy’ last weekend to raise money for cancer research.

Each year club members dress up in support of the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal.

Last weekend the club raised around £955 for the charity, which gives care and support to people living with any terminal illness and their families.

The fundraising took place outside Morrisons in Banbury.

The club has been supporting the appeal for a number of years.

Club member Ann Sewell said: “A huge thank you from Lions Club members to everyone who kindly gave a donation or stopped to say hello.

“Also thank you to Morrisons for allowing the appeal to take place.”

The Great Daffodil Appeal is a month-long fundraising appeal, held in March, where people are encouraged to take on fundraising challenges.

The daffodil appeal has been raising awareness and funds since 1986 and people are encouraged to wear daffodil flower pins throughout the month.

To launch the appeal, a garden of 4,000 illuminated daffodils was created in Paternoster Square, in London.

Three other ‘gardens of light’ were created in Belfast, Glasgow and Caernarfon.

To find out more, visit https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil