NORTHERN Rail, has announced its partnership with national charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care, supporting its annual Great Daffodil Appeal that runs throughout March.

Northern is encouraging employees to donate an hour of their time to sell daffodil pins to customers at its stations.

It is also raising awareness of the campaign and ways to donate with trains wearing specially designed daffodil badges throughout March, posters appearing at stations and on trains and supporting via social media.

Alex Hynes, managing director of Northern, said: “We are delighted to support Marie Curie and the work the charity does to provide essential nursing care for people with a terminal illness.

"Every community in our network is covered by the Marie Curie nursing service and last year it provided more than 10,000 people across our region with specialist nursing care.

“We manage hundreds of stations, so we can give our customers and our employees the chance to make a difference to this fantastic charity to help people in our communities and their loved ones, during the precious final days.”

Arun Sharma, head of corporate and commercial fundraising at Marie Curie, said: “We are thrilled that Northern Rail has chosen to support Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal, our biggest annual fundraising event, and we are grateful to have the support of Northern’s staff and customers.

The vital funds raised by the partnership will help Marie Curie nurses across the region provide more care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the Marie Curie hospices.”

For more information go to or Text ‘DAFF’ to 70111 to donate £3