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Thousands of children will raise vital funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care this year by growing the charity’s iconic yellow daffodil logo as part of the Mini Pots of Care appeal.

Now in its ninth year, Mini Pots of Care is a creative and educational project for schools and groups, teaching children about science, nature and the work of Marie Curie Nurses.

Last year over 3,200 schools, nurseries and organisations took part in the appeal which invites children aged between three and 11 to plant and grow beautiful yellow daffodils and fundraise for the charity.

The children receive a free kit including daffodil bulbs to plant in the autumn and care for throughout the winter months, reflecting the work of Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to patients with terminal illnesses in their own homes throughout the UK.

In the spring, children celebrate their daffodils in bloom by holding a Mini Pots of Care Fundraising Day when they have fun painting their pots, holding fundraising activities and learning about the work of Marie Curie. Register your school or group to take part by calling 0845 052 4184 or visiting www.mariecurie.org.uk/minipotsofcare by October 4, 2013. Register by August 30, 2013 and you will receive your kit by the end of September.

To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse. For more information visit www.mariecurie.org.uk or call 0800 716 146.

TONY WEBB

Public relations volunteer, Marie Curie Cancer Care, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP