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Metrolink plants new ‘Field of Hope’ for Marie Curie with Wythenshawe schoolchildren

Fields of Hope have been planted across the whole of the UK in support of the charity to raise funds whilst acting as a lasting reminder of loved ones who have been lost through terminal illness.

15,000 daffodils will bloom in the new Field of Hope surrounding Manchester Business Park after the previous Field was moved to make way for the new Metrolink line to Manchester Airport.

Pupils from Peel Hall Primary School recently joined Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, in planting the final 150 bulbs.

The school has also been raising funds for Marie Curie through the ‘Mini Pots of Care’ appeal, with young people designing plant pot covers for their own home grown daffodils.

“It’s great to see Metrolink making good on its commitment to restore this beautiful feature for both the business park and local community to enjoy,” said Councillor Andrew Fender, "whilst also raising awareness of the fantastic work of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

"I’m very impressed at the efforts of teachers and pupils at Peel Hall Primary School to get involved and help raise money for this important charity.”

“All the children are extremely excited to grow their own daffodils and are always very motivated to raise money for charity,” said Jolene Carter, a teacher at Peel Hall Primary School. "We had great fun planting the bulbs for the Field of Hope and always welcome extending our links with the wider community and businesses”.

The daffodils will bloom in spring, and have been planted to coincide with Marie Curie's annual Great Daffodil Appeal that runs throughout March.

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