Downham Market Lions backing Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Shoppers will be urged to help a cancer charity when volunteers run a collection later this month.

Downham Lions Club members will be supporting the Marie Curie Cancer Care Great Daffodil Appeal by running a collection outside the town’s Tesco store on Tuesday and Friday, March 27 and 28.

Money raised during the collection will go towards helping to provide free nursing care for terminally ill patients in their own homes and Marie Curie hospices.

Lions Club president John Fox said: “We all know someone who has been touched by terminal illness. We can fund one hour of free nursing care for someone in Downham and the surrounding area by raising just £20. Giving a small donation and wearing the iconic Marie Curie daffodil pin really can make a big difference.”

The Great Daffodil Appeal has huge public support and has raised more than £70 million since 1986. Marie Curie Cancer Care chose Lions Clubs British Isles and Ireland to be its first official partner for the Great Daffodil Appeal in 2013 to help reach a target of £1 million over three years.

If you would like to know more about helping to raise money in Downham, call 0845 833 5805 or e-mail