Three Years of Success for Newquay's Field of Hope

Edited by: Keith Riley

Submitted: 30th November 2006

Many gardening enthusiasts from across Newquay came forward to help support Marie Curie Cancer Care, Serco's Parks Department and RBC in planting a further 5,000 daffodil bulbs along the Gannel Link Road.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Many Organisations Help to Raise Funds

Mayors John Rainbow and Denise Mutton, great supporters of the scheme opened the event and started the planting. Supporters planted an additional 5,000 making the total of bulbs planted on the site 27,000. The project has been a joint partnership between Marie Curie, Serco Local Government, RBC, Newquay Area In Bloom Partnership, Newquay Town Council and Newquay Women's Institute.

Lynda Thomas, the Community Fundraising Officer for Cornwall from Marie Curie Cancer Care said, "I am delighted that Restormel and Serco have continued to support this event. They have coordinated the entire organisation and promoted the project. It is wonderful that so many organisations have come together to help us raise funds. The help with planting on the day by so many was incredible. I am looking forward to seeing the field blooming in the spring."

Kim Parish from Serco says, "We are actively involved in enhancing our parks and public spaces. The parks team worked hard prior to Sunday to ensure the site was ready for the volunteers, paying particular attention to safety and ease of access to the site." Both the young and young at heart came to help. Children, parents and staff came from Happy Days Day Nursery, St. Michael's Under 5's playgroup, 1st Newquay Rainbow Guides and Trenance Stables.

5,000 daffodil bulbs planted in 3 hours

5,000 daffodils bulbs planted in 3 hours

Passing Motorists Pledge Their Support

The Hoskin family from Fentongollan Farm and Serco's Parks Department donated the bulbs. Fentongollan Farm is a specialist daffodil grower. Jim Hoskin said, "We are very pleased and proud to help and support the wonderful work by Marie Curie Cancer Care with this gift of bulbs." The Women's Institute had been busy baking and on the day provided very welcome refreshments.

The partnership wish to thank everyone who has given their support to the scheme and particularly people that gave up their Sunday afternoon and came out to help. Many passing motorists pledged their support to the project by tooting the planters on.

For further information please contact Marie Curie Cancer Care on 01872 260500.

Supporters included: