March is traditionally the month of the daffodil and Cuckfield florist Belinda Campopiano has kick-started a national charity initiative which promotes the British grown flower.
Marie Curie is running the Great Daffodil Appeal next month; it will be the 30th anniversary of the appeal. Florists wrap the beautiful yellow flower, add a Marie Curie seal on it with a ribbon and it’s a lovely gift for Mother’s Day.
Shane Connolly, the florist for William & Kate’s Royal Wedding, commented: “No-one truly appreciates the extraordinary work of Marie Curie Cancer Care until they experience it in their own lives. It’s the duty of British florists to make the public more aware of British grown flowers. To be able to do this, and help raise funds for Marie Curie at the same time, is an opportunity not to be missed.”
Belinda’s daffodils will be on sale at Wealden Stores over the weekend 5/6th March and the following weekend at the Cuckfield Local Market on 12th March – subject to availability, last year they sold fast!
On this basis Belinda would like to appeal for anyone who may be able to help wrap the 2,000 or so daffodils on Wednesdays 2nd and 9th March please. If you can help she’d love to hear from you (07811 892644).