1,700 pupils at Newquay Tretherras turned yellow for the day to support Marie Curie’s Daffodil Day on 31st March, to mark the end of the charity’s month long Great Daffodil Appeal. Students and staff held a wide range of fund raising events during the Academy’s House Charity Week that ended with a ‘Wear it Yellow’ non-uniform day.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, which takes place throughout March. The terminal illness charity asks people to simply make a donation in return for a Marie Curie daffodil pin. All funds raised help Marie Curie Nurses provide vital care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones, in their own homes in Cornwall.

Lynda Thomas, Community Fundraiser, Marie Curie said: “Newquay Tretherras School are really helping us make every daffodil count and celebrate the end of our appeal by turning the whole school yellow on Friday 31 March for Daffodil Day. Their support ensures that our Marie Curie Nurses can continue to care for people living with a terminal illness and provide support for their loved ones at a time when they need it most.

Samantha Fairbairn, Headteacher at Newquay Tretherras, said: ‘It’s been wonderful to see a festival of yellow in school today! Tretherrras students and staff have come together to raise funds for an important cause and we would like to thank Marie Curie staff for coming into our assemblies this week to share aspects of their important work in our community. Particular thanks go to Fiona Morris for co-ordinating this whole school event alongside our fantastic Learning Support team.’

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