A Cury resident has been raising money for local charities by selling daffodils on the roadside.

Over the past few years, Cury resident, Sarah Lawrance, has been selling on daffodils from her neighbour's field in order to raise money for charities that would benefit local people.

What started off as a conversation between neighbours, praising Sarah's sales abilities no less, has now taken the form of fundraising efforts spanning the last three years that has this year raised £746.

"A friend of mine who's a daffodil farmer lives on a no-through road, so he hasn't got a farm gate, so for the last three years I've basically become his farm gate and been selling his daffodils.

"We're talking to our friend one day, and he was laughing saying 'I bet you could sell snow to eskimos' and I said 'well I could sell your daffodils, no problem.'

"So he dropped a crate up and it just sort of went from there.

"Now people have got used to the fact that they're there, it's on the road through the village so it's easy to stop, throw your money in the honesty box, pick up your daffs and off you go.

"I do it from the beginning of January to the end of March.

"Last year I was raising money for the chapel and asthma research and this year I did it for the Air Ambulance and Cury Village Hall and Snooker Club, because I try and keep it so that it benefits something local and the communities of the people that are actually buying the daffodils.

"My husband was actually air-lifted 13 years ago, but he collapsed on August 1, and trying to get from Cury to Treliske at the time, he needed the Air Ambulance, so until something like that happens you don't realise how reliant you are.

Falmouth Packet: Two different varieties of the daffodils being sold: Left: Mando. Right: Tahiti. Picture:Sarah Lawrance Two different varieties of the daffodils being sold: Left: Mando. Right: Tahiti. Picture:Sarah Lawrance

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"I'd like to try and give back to the people who are actually buying and to keep the money within the community.

"With Coronavirus it meant that people could get them without having to see anybody and at 70p a bunch they could buy them for friends and neighbours and everything just to cheer people up and put a smile on their faces.

"It's been really good this year and I've managed to raise £746.

"People were coming past every week and every two or three weeks the varieties of the daffodils would change so I'd write on the board outside what the different varieties were and they were looking for them every week when they went shopping.

"It's been really good and the locals, because there's been no visitors, have been the ones supporting it.

"They've also been boxing them up and sending them up country to friends and family as well.

"All being well, providing my friend still grows the daffodils I'll be doing it next year too."

If you would like to get hold of some daffodils next year, visit Nanfam Farm in Churchtown, Cury.