Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we have been unable to support Growing in the Community last year, however we are hopeful that once restrictions are lifted we will be back offering bulbs with a bang!
Growing in the Community was a new initiative launched in 2019 by SPAR and Marie Curie. Local participating SPAR stores sold Daffodil bulbs in store, with 10p from every sale going to Marie Curie.
SPAR and Marie Curie had also given daffodil bulbs and education packs to a select number of schools across the UK. The aim was to create a fun activity for children but also give them the opportunity to learn about gardening and plants. They planted their bulbs in Autumn and watched them flower in Spring, just in time for the Great Daffodil Appeal. This also gave them the opportunity to learn about Marie Curie and all the fantastic things they do.
If you're a teacher and would like more information on this & in future the education pack for your class, please email SPARUK@mariecurie.org.uk