Getting behind the Daffodil

marie-curie daffodil

It is just over a year since our family lost a very much loved member of the family. I haven’t written about it here before. He was taken before his time. 53. He had cancer. He was my husband’s big brother and very much looked up to.

It was the first time we had experienced the roller coaster that is part of the journey for a family where one member has a terminal illness. There were moments of hope that were clutched with both hands, but these were surrounded by even more, longer times of dread and utter helplessness.

daffodil budI have grown to understand how important charities like Marie-Curie really become to the whole family. Not just support, but advice too.

mini daffodilsThis March, Marie-Curie has a fun fundraising campaign. They’re encouraging people to bake and make to raise money for the charity. I took their quiz to see how my powers could be used for good and came out as an enigma. Story of my life.

Not too many days, this month, left to join in, but if anyone is a dab hand at cake baking, there is still time to raise some much needed funds. If you see one of their collection tins, see if you have any change. I’m going to see what I can do.


I hope they run this again next year. I’ll be better prepared. I’ll be able to wield my needles and scissors, to make something gorgeous to sell.

Oh, and if you want to see how you could use your superpowers for good by trying their quiz (do come back and tell me), or just find out more about getting behind the daffodil, you can find it here

getting behind the daffodil

6 thoughts on “Getting behind the Daffodil

  • Sunday 27 March, 2016 at 6:26 am

    What a lovely idea :o)

    • Sunday 27 March, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      I thought it was very positive approach.

  • Monday 28 March, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Apparently I am an Impressario! We have one of their lovely daffodil brooches and always donate when we see collecting tins. This seems to a gentle but creative way to raise money. Gentle in the sense that many charities have been hauled over the coals recently for their aggressive tactics.

    • Monday 28 March, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Oh! I like that. an Impressario, indeed! I felt the same about their approach.

  • Tuesday 29 March, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    What an interesting approach, I have always had a very positive impression of them as a charity. . I imagine roller coaster is the perfect description of coping with a family member who is terminally ill. Juliex

  • Saturday 2 April, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Sending love… grief is a difficult journey to travel…

Comments are closed.

Follow by Email