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Daff is quite a draw in Harleston

PUBLISHED: 07:14 08 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:57 12 July 2010

Giant effort from Fiona Smith and her five-year-old son Alexander.

Giant effort from Fiona Smith and her five-year-old son Alexander.

MORE than £1,360 was raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care, thanks to the generosity of shoppers in Harleston - and a giant daffodil walking up and down the high street.

MORE than £1,360 was raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care, thanks to the generosity of shoppers in Harleston - and a giant daffodil walking up and down the high street.

The £1,364 figure was achieved during a street collection, organised by John and Rosetta Ellis, of Pulham St Mary, last Friday and Saturday (February 27 and 28) and beats last year's figure of about £980.

Mrs Ellis, who got involved in fundraising for Marie Curie after her cousin died from prostate cancer a few years ago, said: “I just want to say thank you to the people in Harleston who have supported us and given their money so generously, and to the collectors, who were a great team.”

More volunteers are needed to help raise money for Marie Curie. If you would like to help, call Mr and Mrs Ellis on 01379 676549.


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