"The children all had a brilliant time planting their flowers, as they love getting their fingers dirty."
Sue Serle, Nursery Nurse
Mini Pots of Care planting activity is an interactive and creative fundraising activity, which helps children aged 3-11 learn about science, nature and charitable giving while, raising money to fund our Marie Curie Nurses.
Over 21,621 schools, nurseries and registered youth organisations have taken part in Mini Pots of Care helping to raise over £3.5 million for our vital work over the years. Register your school or group today.
Children in nurseries, schools and groups take part in Mini Pots of Care by planting their own daffodil bulb and then caring for it until it blooms in spring.
A free planting kit is sent to registered schools, nurseries and groups between September and November each year. The kits include:
Children plant their bulbs in autumn and learn to care for their bulbs over the winter months to represent the care that Marie Curie Nurses give their patients.
Children celebrate their blooms on Mini Pots of Care Fundraising Day in spring.
Our resources page provides support materials for your fundraising, planting and learning. You can also watch our step-by-step video to help you get the most out of your daffodil growing activity.
Schools and groups can raise money any time once they receive their kit but we recommend focusing the fundraising around Mini Pots of Care Fundraising Day on February 26, 2013.
Each registered school and group receives fundraising information and ideas in the teachers/leaders instruction booklet included in the kit.
More information on fundraising can be found under ‘Fundraising’ on the resources page.
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