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Leeds Building Society supports Marie Curie daffodil appeal this spring

All 65 U.K. branches of Leeds Building Society are currently supporting the 2014 Marie Curie Cancer Care Great Daffodil Appeal. The Society’s branches are encouraging customers to take a daffodil for a suggested donation of £1.  

Liz Howlett, Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising Manager said, “The Great Daffodil Appeal is our biggest annual fundraising campaign. We need everyone to get behind the appeal by donating and wearing one of our daffodil pins during March. Every penny you can give is vital in helping Marie Curie Nurses provide more care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the Marie Curie Hospices, as well as emotional support for their families. £20 pays for a Marie Curie Nurse to look after someone with a terminal illness for one hour, £160 pays for a Marie Curie Nurse to look after someone with a terminal illness for a full nine hour shift in the comfort of their own home and £435 pays for someone with a terminal illness to stay in a Marie Curie Hospice for 24 hours so they can receive the hands on care they need in their final days. Thank you so much to everyone at Leeds Building Society, staff and customers, for all their fantastic support of the Great Daffodil Appeal in 2014.”

Gary Brook, Leeds Building Society’s Head of Corporate Communication said, “The Great Daffodil Appeal is always very popular with our colleagues and members. We are looking forward to welcoming customers to our 65 strong national branch network to make a donation for a daffodil, and hope to see many people in the areas around our branches proudly wearing a daffodil.” 

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For more information about the 2014 Marie Curie Cancer Care Great Daffodil Appeal visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £11.2bn (as at 31 December 2013). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.