Coppice Junior raised money for the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull by selling daffodil badges in school on Friday 13th March. They also provided small bunches of daffodils for the children to give to mothers who come to the special Mother’s Day assembly at the school.
Head Teacher Julie McCarthy said
“We have chosen to work with the charity because it’s local and it’s one that affects all of our lives. Marie Curie daffodil badges went on sale in school on 13th March for a donation of 50p. Linked to this pupils will be presenting small bunches of daffodils to give to their mothers in our special annual assembly.”
“It is important that our children understand the importance of helping others and we are very proud of our tradition of supporting charities.”
The Marie Curie charity provides care and support for more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their families in the UK each year. Their nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Their hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care and help people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.
Local community fundraiser Tracy Sinnegen was delighted to be working with the school. She said,
“It’s great that Coppice Junior School is supporting Marie Curie Hospice. Our Daffodil appeal is our biggest fundraiser and happens every March. When the children buy one of the badges, they are directly supporting the patients at the Hospice.”
Solihull Lib Dem MP Lorely Burt said,
“It was lovely to be there for the special Mother’s Day assembly and see the kids giving daffodils to their mums. Nobody could fail to be moved by seeing that.
“Crucially though Coppice Junior are raising funds for a great local charity that makes a huge difference to so many people. I would urge people in Solihull to give generously during this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal.”
Photograph shows Lorely Burt selling Marie Curie daffodils with children from Coppice Junior School