A caner care charity has thanked people around the district after they donated almost £7,000.

Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people with terminal illnesses, had its annual Great Daffodil Appeal boosted thanks to the support of people in the St Albans district last month.

Collections in supermarkets, shopping centres and high streets throughout March and April raised £6,998.

This will help fund the necessary expert care for people with terminal illnesses, as well as supporting their families.

The charity calls on people to donate and wear one of the charity’s iconic daffodil pins to raise money and awareness.

Mark Clements, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser in Hertfordshire, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in Watford and Rickmansworth for helping to raise the funds needed to help make sure more dying people get the care they deserve at the end of their lives. Their generosity means we raised a fantastic amount and saw more people wearing our daffodils.”

To find out more about the Great Daffodil Appeal visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call free on 0800 304 7025.