A WIDNES residential home has created a Garden of Hope as part of a fundraising scheme for a national cancer charity.
Next spring the garden at Millbrow Nursing Home on Millfield Road will be ablaze with vivid yellow daffodils planted by people who have paid a small sum which goes to the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.
The first planting took place during a ceremony attended by mayor Pat Tyrrell, Widnes Vikings player Simon Finigan and six pupils from nearby Fairfield Infants School. Also present was Stephen Tongue a representative from Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Betty Carson, home manager, said: 'Marie Curie's symbol is the daffodil, the first flower of spring, which brings hope to all the cancer victims and their families to remind them that all is not lost.
'We are getting people to buy the bulbs then all the proceeds go to Marie Curie Cancer Care and in spring the whole garden will be one big mass of yellow.
'All the money goes to the charity - we want as many people as possible to come along and buy the bulbs
'We are sending out letters to local surgeries offering people the opportunity to buy the bulbs and make money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.'