Society's fundraising is aiming to bloom

Staff are turning to flower power to help a fundraising drive to bloom.

Sunday, 6th March 2016, 7:45 am
Society colleagues Chris King, Kayleigh Batty and Lizzie Jones backing the Great Daffodil Appeal for Marie Curie. Picture by Richard Walker/

The North Shields branch of the Yorkshire Building Society is joining others to ‘get behind the daffodil’ this March in support of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

Every £20 raised during the Society’s Hour of Need campaign will help fund one hour of Marie Curie Nursing care. The Society is aiming to raise £1million by December.

The branch, on Bedford Way, has raised £802 since the start of the campaign in 2014.

Nick Turnbull, branch manager, said: “By supporting our Hour of Need campaign and this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal you will be helping to provide nursing care for people with a terminal illness in their hour of need.

“We have been overwhelmed by the level of support people in our community here in North Shields have shown for the Hour of Need campaign. The charity’s annual appeal gives us an opportunity to do just that by encouraging people to ‘get behind the daffodil’ this March.”

Jude Bridge, executive director of marketing, fundraising and public affairs at Marie Curie, said: “We are delighted that Yorkshire Building Society is helping to support this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal as part of their Hour of Need campaign to raise £1m for Marie Curie.

“The money raised will make a real difference and help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones at a time when they need us the most.”

To sign up for a Great Daffodil Appeal fundraising pack visit or to donate £5 text DAFF to 70111 or call 0800 716 146 and donate over the phone.