It’s that time of year again: England has turned yellow with daffodils, and dare a say it but a spot of actual sun here and there. Daffodils tell us that spring is here, finally time to turn off the heating and put away the winter coats, but more importantly they signify the start of The Great Daffodil Appeal.
For those of you who might have been a bit confused to see people dressed as giant daffodils popping up all over the place, let me give you a bit of context. Every year in March, the charity Marie Curie launches their Great Daffodil Appeal, which helps to raise money for people who are suffering from terminal illness. They offer support to families by sending nurses to help care for those who need it.
Marie Curie are a great charity and deserve as much support as possible, so as it’s the beginning of the month, here are some fundraising ideas for you try in order to get involved.
Fundraising with Kids
Fundraising is a great activity to do with your kids, as not only are there loads of great things that you can do with them, but you can also use it as an opportunity to teach them about charity work and why it’s important. It’s really easy to get your hands on a Marie Curie fundraising pack for your family, which you can use and get the whole family involved in fundraising on the streets. If you would prefer to do something a bit more low key, then how about baking daffodil themed cupcakes and having a mini bake sale either at school or within your community?
Fundraising with Friends
Everyone loves having their friends around for a good catch up over a cup of tea, so why not do it in the name of charity? Pick a date and host a fundraising tea party for you and your friends. The concept is simple, bake some cakes (or get people to bring some) and pop the kettle on, then get your friends to all donate a bit towards the charity.
Fundraising and Keeping Active
Ever fancied doing a 5-10k race but have never got around to doing it? Well, here is your perfect opportunity – why not sign yourself up to a run in the name of The Great Daffodil Appeal? It’s a win-win situation, not only will you be doing something you been meaning to do, but you will have a great cause to help motivate you. You don’t have to restrict yourself to running though, sponsored walks, climbs, bike rides and swims are all great ideas too.
So there you go, a bunch of fundraising ideas to help you get involved in Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal. Next time you see a giant daffodil wandering around, space a moment or a couple of quid and donate to the cause.
How do you plan to get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal? Do share your plans in a comment below.
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