‘Get be­hind the daff’

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - KAMMY (Chris Ka­mara)

AS we head into March, many clubs are hop­ing they can end the sea­son on a high in a few months’ time and Brent­ford and QPR fans will be no dif­fer­ent. March is also a ma­jor month for the char­ity Marie Curie, which this year cel­e­brates the 30th an­niver­sary of its an­nual Great Daf­fodil Ap­peal.

The fundrais­ing ap­peal en­cour­ages peo­ple to ‘get be­hind the daff ’ by giv­ing a do­na­tion and wear­ing the char­ity’s daf­fodil pin.

The ap­peal is backed by many in the foot­ball com­mu­nity with a num­ber of Premier League and Foot­ball League man­agers also wear­ing a daf­fodil pin through­out March.

As a long-time sup­porter of Marie Curie and a foot­ball man through and through, I would like to en­cour­age fans to sup­port the ap­peal in any way they can.

I have first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence of the un­be­liev­able work Marie Curie Nurses do. My mum was one of life’s char­ac­ters; al­ways out and about in the lo­cal so­cial clubs, hav­ing a laugh.

About a year be­fore she died, she be­came house­bound and stopped go­ing out. That’s when the Marie Curie Nurses got in­volved. You can’t quan­tify that kind of care and it was a real com­fort to mum and the rest of the fam­ily.

Thanks for play­ing your part and good luck for the rest of the sea­son.

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