Forres Daffodil push raises £1600 for Marie Curie

Garden Centre staff went daffy for Marie Curie.
Garden Centre staff went daffy for Marie Curie.

THE MORAY BRANCH of the national Marie Curie cancer charity has been boosted to the tune of £1600 thanks to the generosity of customers at a Forres garden centre.

A cheque was handed over this week at Mackenzie & Cruickshank in Forres – raised through the sale of ceramic daffodil bird feeders with a proportion of each sale going to the charity.

Marie Curie provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Last year alone the charity cared for over 40,000 people across the UK.

Community Fundraiser Vonnie Carson said: “We are delighted to have the support of Mackenzie & Cruickshank this year and especially promoting the charity throughout our Great Daffodil Appeal in March.

“Our Marie Curie nurses provide hands on care and support through terminal illness and although most have heard of the charity, many still not clear on how we can help. Raising awareness through local businesses in Moray is hugely important to us.”

The cheque was handed over to Moray fundraiser, Alan Marshall, Marie Curie nurse and Corrina Reid and Vonnie Carson.

Thirza Cruikshank, coffee shop manager at the popular garden centre said: “We are delighted with the sum raised but it comes as no surprise to us as our customers are always so generous.

“We have been delighted to support Marie Curie and we have no doubt they will be at other events we hold in the future.”

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