An early growth of Welsh Daffodils doesn’t necessarily mean lots of flowers going unappreciated, as we proved in January 2016, by donating 1,474 bunches of the Welsh National Flower to terminal illness charity Marie Curie.
Helping launch the Marie Curie ‘Support the Daffodil’ campaign, and coinciding with the Blas y Tir ‘Delight with Daffodils’ campaign, which is currently raising awareness of St Dwynwen’s day, we donated the Welsh Daffodils to the charity to help raise funds to support around 3,500 people living with a terminal illness in Wales each year.
Sara Bass, fundraising manager in Wales for Marie Curie, told us that “Our target this year is to raise £300,000 to help continue to care and support people with terminal illness and their families in Wales. We are really pleased to receive this donation, with these daffodils being distributed to our hospices throughout Wales to help cheer up our patient’s rooms and to generate some income through donations.”
Every one of the 1,474 bunches of Welsh Daffodils we have donated to Marie Curie has been grown, picked and packed in Pembrokeshire, providing a truly Welsh Daffodil. Marie Curie will be selling bunches of daffodils to the public in the receptions of their hospices, and collecting donations throughout February and March during their ‘Support the Daffodil’ campaign, you can find out more information by visiting www.mariecurie.org.uk.
At Blas y Tir we are always trying to do our bit to help charities, and it is great to be able to donate our Welsh Daffodils to such a worthy cause. Not only have we donated these Daffodils, but we are also pledging that for every free download of our St Dwynwen’s day card on the 25th of January from our website we will donate 10p to Marie Curie, hopefully raising even more money to help support people living with terminal illness in Wales.
You can download the free Blas y Tir St Dwynwen’s day card from our website.