Puffin Produce Delights with Daffodil Donation to Marie Curie – Wales
Fresh Produce Company Puffin Produce Ltd, based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, has donated over 500 bunches of its Welsh daffodils to terminal illness charity Marie Curie – Wales.
Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness in Wales each year and is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.
Clare Stansfield, Marketing Manager at Puffin Produce says, “Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign is The Great Daffodil Appeal, so there is a natural connection between Puffin Produce and Marie Curie. At Puffin we are always trying to do our bit to help charities and it is fantastic that we have been able to donate our Welsh Daffodils to such a worthy cause.”
There are around 150 Marie Curie Nurses working in Wales, caring for around 2,400 terminally ill people and their families in their homes each year.
Sara Bass, Fundraising Manager for Marie Curie Wales says of the donation, “We were delighted to receive the donation of daffodils from Puffin Produce. Our Hospice at Home team took the daffodils out to families in the community and they are also brightening up our Cardiff and Vale Hospice and offices ahead of St. David’s Day.”
Around £6 million was raised last year by Marie Curie and £120 million in total raised since the Great Daffodil Campaign began in 1986. Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
Puffin Produce have been growing the national flower of Wales in Pembrokeshire for over 10 years, and are the only national supplier of Welsh daffodils to Welsh supermarkets.