Corby Lions plan funraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Members of Corby Lions Club are supporting the Marie Curie Cancer Care Great Daffodil Appeal with a fund-raising collection at Morrison’s supermarket in the town.

The event is being held on March 14 and March 15 and the money collected will be spent in local communities to provide free nursing care for terminally ill patients in their own homes and Marie Curie hospices.

Corby Lions Club president, Mike Garlick, said: “We can fund one hour of free nursing care for someone in the Corby area by raising just £20. Giving a small donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin really can make a big difference.”

The community fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care said: “Cancer and other terminal illnesses touch everyone and Lions fundraising will enable Marie Curie to deliver additional nursing care which would not be provided without the generosity of local people in the area.”

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

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