I’m raffling a lovely Dulux dog to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care at the moment – tickets are just £1 and I’ll make the draw at the end of April. Please do pop in if you’re in town and help me meet my target this year of £500.
Kirkbymoorside has a great group of Marie Curie fundraisers who run several events through the year and on Saturday it was their annual Daffodil Walk in Farndale, famous for it’s wild daffodils.
Not one for missing out on a walk Dulux Dog went along too! Here’s some pictures:
My great pal Lesley took the dog as I was busy in the shop and here’s her report:
“The morning started cold and windy with a light shower but that didn’t deter the 91 people that turned up to walk the beautiful Farndale daffodil trail. There were two walks one of 7.5 miles and one of 3.5 miles, both were led by volunteer rangers from The North York Moors National Park.
Even though the daffs hadn’t bloomed in great numbers the walkers made up for it by wearing hats and scarves adorned with daffodils. They were not worried by the lack of daffodils their main aim was to have a good morning walking and raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.
Dulux dog (we should give him a name!) appeared throughout the day and could be seen lending a hand and participating in the walk although he did give up at the first gate complaining that wind kept blowing his hat off. Well what’s a dog to do when he nearly lost his hat in the river?
Once finished the walkers were greeted to a warm welcome by the MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE helpers who were on hand to serve a well earned cup of tea and delicious home made cakes. Everyone who participated earn a certificate and a Cadbury cream egg.
The monies are not all in yet but should top the £2000 mark. Not bad eh?!”
It’s brilliant Lesley!!
Dulux dog is now back in the shop and looking forward to seeing you soon – raffle tickets are on sale until the end of April – tell your friends!