Fundraising event organised by Haworth Traders
Marie Curie's Spring Daffodil Campaign.
The Daffodil Campaign is Marie Curie Cancer Care’s largest annual fundraising event. Each March Marie Curie Cancer Care fabric daffodils are sold to raise valuable and much needed funds.
Marie Curie was born in Warsaw Poland on November 7th 1867.
She went to Paris, entered the Sorbonne to study Physics, receiving her degree in 1893.
In 1895 she married Pierre Curie a French chemist. Together they discovered radium and polonium.
In 1903 they both were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for radioactivity research.
On April 19 1906 her husband died. Marie became the first female teacher at the Sorbonne, taking up the professorship left vacant following her husband's death.
In 1911 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering radium and its compounds.
In 1934 Marie Curie died of leukaemia, through continued exposure to high-energy radiation.