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Monday, September 27, 2010

Marie Curie 'Field of Hope' in Ponteland Park

The local Marie Curie organisation, in conjunction with the Friends of Ponteland Park, is holding a daffodil-planting event in the Park on Saturday 16th October  between 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.  Revd Peter Barham will conduct a blessing at the start of the event, and we hope that as many people as possible will come along in support.

We anticipate that many people will wish to sponsor the planting of daffodils in memory of loved ones, and to make a donation to the charity that does so much good work with cancer sufferers and their families.  There will be the opportunity to give money on the day, or you can donate to Marie Curie direct via the post or their website:      

If you'd like to take part, preferably in a practical way or just as moral support, then please come along to the Park between the times given above.  The daffodils will be planted in the banked, grassed area that adjoins the pathway from the Waitrose bridge towards Callerton Lane.

It is hoped that this 'Field of Hope' will be not only a stunningly beautiful and permanent reminder, to future generations, of the dedicated care that Marie Curie nurses provide for cancer sufferers but also a fitting remembrance of those special friends and family members who have died.

The web-link below gives more details of the national campaign, but please do come along to make this Ponteland event a really special one.  Planters of all ages are welcome!