YOU could wear a yellow shirt, a yellow ribbon, or possibly just eat a banana. The only thing that matters is that you take part in Let’s Go Yellow Day on Friday, March 16.
The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Joyce Bowerman, wants as many people as possible to get involved in the annual fund-raiser for the Marie Curie nurses, one of her chosen charities.
On the day itself, the Mayor will be encouraging everyone at Dukinfield Town Hall to create a bit of sunshine by wearing yellow, and will be selling daffodil pin badges to council staff and visitors. Later, she’ll be attending a coffee morning in aid of Marie Curie at West End Methodist Church, Ashton.
Cllr Bowerman also has plans to go to fund-raising events on March 14 with the Neonatal Knitters and the Rough Diamonds Community Group.
She explained: “Marie Curie nurses do wonderful work with the terminally ill and provided wonderful care and support when my father was dying. They really do bring light into the darkest hours.
“For that reason, they are very close to my heart and I really do want to help them as much as possible. I hope the people of Tameside will display their usual generosity.”
The Marie Curie charity, which was established in 1948, adopted the daffodil as its symbol in 1986. Let’s Go Yellow Day is its biggest fund-raising campaign.
Each year, it provides care for around 40,000 terminally-ill patients in the community and at its nine hospices, along with support for their families.
Marie Curie’s chief executive, Dr Jane Collins, said: “By donating and wearing a daffodil pin, we can all make sure people living with a terminal illness get the expert care and assistance they deserve.”
For more information, or for help with fund-raising, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk
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