DAFFODILS adorned the Marie Curie shop in Solihull to mark the end of the terminal illness charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal.
The floral display, inspired by the charity’s month-long campaign, was installed thanks to kind-hearted workers at Wyevale Garden Centre on Kenilworth Road, which has been raising funds for Marie Curie since 2014.
Customers to the Warwick Road shop were invited to leave messages for people they love and these took pride of place within the shop’s window display.
To launch the activity, Chloe Williams, Deputy Manager at the Marie Curie shop, was joined by Lewis Coley and Paula Adams from Wyevale, as well as Helen Ross, Lead Nurse for Day Therapy at the Marie Curie hospice in Solihull and Councillor Stuart Davis.
The display celebrated the Great Daffodil Appeal, the charity’s annual fundraising campaign and it is hoped that it will raise awareness of Marie Curie who provide care and support for people with terminal illnesses.
The activity also marks a major milestone for Wyevale Garden Centres, who have been raising money for the charity since 2014 as part of their Gardens for Good community initiative.
The initiative aims to support good causes where the garden or the act of gardening can bring benefits to people.
Having raised over £1 million, staff at the garden specialists wanted to celebrate by doing something a bit different.
Paula who works at the Wyevale Garden Centre on Kenilworth Road, has worked tirelessly throughout the year to raise money for Marie Curie, including running games and competitions for customers, a book exchange, and arranging a wear yellow to work weekend.
Paula said: “It’s been really great fun working with my colleagues to raise money for Marie Curie and we wanted to do something really special to celebrate this amazing achievement.
“We’re really proud of the display and all the hard work we’ve put in to reach this point. We also want to thank our customers in Solihull who have supported us to get here.
“We hope that this beautiful display will make people reflect on the work that Marie Curie’s Nurses do and give them an opportunity to remember the people they love.”
“The money raised so-far has been thanks to tireless fundraising activities by Wyevale Garden Centre employees nationally and with the generous support of their customers.”