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Palace Support Great Daffodil Appeal

20 March 2018

Selhurst Park was awash with yellow for the visit of Manchester United earlier this month as the club's players, coaches and fans clubbed together in support of terminal illness charity Marie Curie.

To mark the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser the Great Daffodil Appeal, the Eagles wore yellow Marie Curie t-shirts during their pre-match warm ups ahead of the clash with the Red Devils, while manager Roy Hodgson and members of his backroom staff including Ray Lewington wore daffodil pin badges.

In the run-up to kick-off, the Palace starting XI walked out under the lights accompanied by Marie Curie mascots Joe Evangeli and Katelin Piner. Meanwhile, despite the freezing temperatures, hardy volunteers braved the cold as they went around the ground with collection buckets, helping to raise vital funds.

At half-time, shareholder Steve Browett and former Palace favourites David Payne and Jim Cannon participated in a photocall pitchside, while legend Clinton Morrison was also snapped showing his support and an announcement spreading awareness about the Great Daffodil Appeal was read over the tannoy.

The vast array of activities was organised by long-term Marie Curie volunteer Karen Green, herself an avid Crystal Palace fan, whose mother Elsie Sands was cared for by Marie Curie nurses, who said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Crystal Palace Football Club for their generosity and kindness. The club have been so supportive of Marie Curie for 14 years now, and it really does help those people living with a terminal illness.” 

For further information about the Great Daffodil Appeal, or for anyone wishing to volunteer their time to the campaign, please visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call free on 0800 304 7025.


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