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Minster daisies will help ‘grow’ appeal total

A daisy chain with a difference has been unveiled in the grounds of Beverley Minster – a total of 250 ceramic daisies, in fact, that will be helping to raise money for the Daisy Appeal which, since it was launched in the year 2000, has raised 12 and a half million pounds to fund cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham.

The ceramic daisies were inspired by hand-made ceramic poppy installations, including Hull’s Weeping Window sculpture which commemorated those who died in the First World War, and will remain in place throughout August and September. In all, 500 daisies were sculpted and have gone on sale at £15 each at a number of locations, including Guest & Philips in Saturday Market, Beverley, and at The Daisy Building at Castle Hill.

Karen Guest, of Guest and Philips, is a trustee of the appeal and explained the Daisy Appeal’s current aim is to raise additional funds to build a £6.4 million radiochemistry and cyclotron unit to scan patients with certain heart and neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s