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2008-10-11 18:00:30

GREEN-fingered schoolchildren got their hands dirty for charity. Pupils at St Anne's Catholic primary, Edge Hill, have been busy planting daffodils to raise cash for cancer charity Marie Curie Each child was given their own mini pot to plant bulbs during the autumn term. The pupils will learn how to care for the bulb and when the daffodils bloom in spring they will paint their pot and give it to somebody they care about in return for a small donation to Marie Curie. (c) 2008 Liverpool...

2008-09-19 00:00:29

A Bus has had a makeover to promote nurses in Lincolnshire. Marie Curie cancer nurses have redecorated a Stagecoach vehicle in daffodils and fun images to promote their nursing service. It is being officially launched by the charity's Patron, Lady Graydon, at 10.30am on Brayford Wharf in Lincoln on Monday. The bus will be used on various routes around the city and more rural areas. Marie Curie Cancer Care's community fund-raising manager Judy Glossop said: "I am simply thrilled that...

2008-09-01 18:00:25

I WOULD like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who has so generously spent time designing and making unique cards in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care this year. Each year Marie Curie Cancer Care runs the Create a Card for Cancer Care campaign in partnership with docrafts, the website and magazine for crafters. We call upon our supporters to create one-off cards which are then sold in Marie Curie Cancer Care Shops across the UK for Two across the Tyne FOR a short while in the...

2008-07-02 18:00:33

MARIE Curie Cancer Care is now recruiting people from across Merseyside for their Leasowe Lighthouse abseil. The event takes place on Sunday, August 10 on the north Wirral Coast. Suitable for beginners or experienced abseilers, and open to ages 12 and above, the abseil will be a dramatic drop of approximately 110ft with stunning views across the estuary. Fundraiser Antony Jones said: "Halewood couple Brian and Vicky Powell used the event to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary last...

2008-06-24 02:30:27

Can I appeal to any of your readers currently in training for the Swansea Bay 10k race to raise sponsorship for a local cause in need of funds. Marie Curie Cancer Care, which provides free home nursing care for the terminally ill, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. We are looking for up to 60 volunteers to run the race on our behalf. Every pounds20 raised will provide another hour of practical support for someone who is terminally ill, as well as family and friends. Taking...

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