Lions Club hoping that collections will be a roaring success


Hemel Hempstead Lions Club is supporting the Marie Curie Cancer Care Great Daffodil Appeal with fund-raising collections in Hemel Hempstead during March.

Every penny collected will be spent in local communities helping to provide free nursing care to terminally ill patients in their own homes and Marie Curie hospices.

Lions Club president Terry Allen said: “We can fund one hour of free nursing care for someone in Hemel Hempstead by raising just £20.

“Giving a small donation and wearing the iconic Marie Curie daffodil pin really can make a big difference.”

Christine Brown, community fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care, added: “Terminal illnesses touch everyone and Lions fund-raising will enable Marie Curie to deliver additional nursing care from the generosity of local people in Hemel Hempstead.”

The Great Daffodil Appeal has huge public support and has raised more than £70 million since 1986.

Marie Curie Cancer Care chose Lions Clubs British Isles & Ireland to be its first official partner for the Great Daffodil Appeal last year to help reach a target of £1 million over three years.