Schools urged to wear something yellow

Marie Curie Cancer Care is appealing to schools in Wetherby to add a splash of colour to their day by signing up to Wear Something Yellow to School Day on Friday March 2.

The activity kicks off a number of fundraisers taking place throughout March to celebrate the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

As part of the appeal, people are encouraged to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin to support Marie Curie Nurses.

All money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local terminally ill people in their own homes.

Local Community Fundraiser Alyx Elliott, said: “This is a fun way of raising money for us.

“You can wear a yellow jumper, tie, feather bower, tights or even a wig.

“Be as creative as you like, as long as it’s yellow!

“Everyone who gets involved will be helping our local nurses to provide more free care for people in their own homes, the place most people would choose to be.

“They provide physical and emotional nursing care completely free of charge to patients and their families.

“They work shifts, often at night, giving carers and family members the chance to take a break, spend quality time with their loved one, or simply get a good night’s sleep. Please join us in making a difference”

If anyone is stuck for a yellow outfit idea, they can just log onto the charity’s online shop for some inspiration.

Register today for your fundraising pack, including bright ideas for fundraising, posters to promote the activity, bunting and a box of daffodils by calling 01274 386192 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil

To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse. For more information, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk or call 0800 716 146.