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2008-10-09 12:00:38

By KATHRYN TORNEY THOUSANDS of green-fingered children across Northern Ireland have been busy planting daffodils to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Children at Over the Rainbow Nursery in Belfast are among the young people taking part in the Mini Pots of Care initiative, run in partnership with Yellow Pages directories. In total, over 5,600 children have been given their own mini pot to plant daffodil bulbs in during the autumn term. The children will learn how to care for...

2008-10-05 00:00:24

Schools and community groups are being invited to plant one million bulbs to help Marie Curie Cancer Care provide more than one million hours of nursing care each year. They are inviting schools and community groups to help plant one million daffodil bulbs this autumn within their school grounds or community. Schools and groups are asked to raise pounds200 for their Field of Hope, all bulbs have been generously donated by local bulb suppliers. If your school or village would like to...

2008-10-01 00:14:13

Keen walkers from Plymouth are being encouraged to sign up for the Dartmoor Challenge to raise money for charity. Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for people to take part in the 10-mile walk across the moor. The circular route will begin at Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Community fundraiser Samantha Surridge said: "The challenge gives you the opportunity to explore areas of Dartmoor that are a bit more off the beaten track and feel that sense of achievement when you complete the challenge,...

2008-09-30 00:00:31

Keen walkers are being encouraged to sign up for the Dartmoor Challenge. Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for people to take part in the 10-mile walk across the Devon countryside. The circular route will begin in Widecombe-in-the-Moor. People will be able to take in the breathtaking views and explore places off the beaten track. Community fundraiser Samantha Surridge said: "The challenge gives everyone the opportunity to explore areas of Dartmoor which are a bit more off the beaten...

2008-09-25 17:46:48

FAMILY and friends of a young Hunts Cross cancer patient have helped her raise funds for the Marie Curie Hospice in Woolton by volunteering to run the Liverpool Asics 10k. The 13-strong group will take part in the October 5 run, including Helen Minett, 19, who has secondary cancer in her liver. Helen said: "I am determined to take on this challenge to show that I am still fighting fit and that there is hope after diagnosis." For details of the charity run email colette.byrne@marie...

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...

2008-09-09 18:00:33

LEADING cancer charity Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for people to walk to the summit of Snowdon. Every year hundreds of people dig out their boots and waterproofs to walk to the top of the highest mountain in either Wales or England to raise money for cancer patients in the UK. Usually walkers descend on Llanberis just twice a year for Marie Curie Cancer Care but this year an extra date has been added due to the event's popularity. Community fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer...


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