School Projects to Help Marie Curie Nurses

Dear Editor,

There’s not long to go until the registration deadline for this year’s Marie Curie Cancer Care Daffodil Schools Challenge and Mini Pots of Care fundraising activities.

Daffodil Schools Challenge and Mini Pots of Care are educational activities that encourage creativity and industry in young people of all ages. Daffodil Schools Challenge tasks pupils aged 11 to 16 with designing, planning, and creating a visual display based on the charity’s daffodil emblem, either at their school or elsewhere in the community. They are also challenged to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care in the process

For Mini Pots of Care, children aged 3-11 receive a free pot and a daffodil bulb to plant in the autumn term. The children then care for their flower over the winter months to reflect the work of Marie Curie Nurses. In spring, when the daffodils bloom, the children have fun on Mini Pots of Care Day by learning, and painting their pots before taking them home to someone they care about in return for a donation for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The funds raised through both activities will help Marie Curie Nurses care for terminally ill people in their own homes at the end of their lives, surrounded by their loved ones.

Registration for both activities close on the 30th September 2011, so to find out more – including free downloadable lesson plans and activity resources for youth groups – please visit or call us on 01745 352912.


Debbie Rowley

Community Fundraiser, North Wales & Shropshire

Mini Pots of Care is supported by Homebase, who donate towards the cost of the planting materials, and City Link, who deliver the kits to schools and groups free of charge.

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