Northampton-based garden centre launches Christmas appeal for Marie Curie

Wyevale Garden Centre
Wyevale Garden Centre

The Wyevale Garden Centre in Northampton is once again raising money for people with a terminal illness.

The garden centre, who has supported Marie Curie for a year and a half are selling special snowflake decorations for £1 with all proceeds going to Marie Curie.

This year also sees the return of the centre’s Christmas Memory Tree. Richard Durrant said: “We’re delighted to have the Memory Tree back in the centre this year. With a small donation to Marie Curie, all customers can wite a name or memory of a loved one on a star, and hang it on the tree. We often find ourselves thinking of loved ones no longer with us at Christmas, so this is out way of remembering them whilst raising vital money for charity.”

Wyevale Garden Centre’s throughout the country will also be donating their best Christmas trees to Marie Curie hospices across the UK and Wales, helping to make the Christmas season special for patients, families and staff.

Wyevale Garden Centres has raised more than £500,000 for Marie Curie over the last two years, surpassing their fundraising target six months early.

This money will help Marie Curie deliver 25,000 hours of nursing care and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones. The partnership between Wyevale Garden Centres and Marie Curie has been so successful it’s been extended until summer 2017.