Stuart McMillan MSP SNP has added his support to Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal during their recent visit to the Scottish Parliament.
Mr McMillan met staff and heard about the work of the charity that cares for terminally ill people and their families across Scotland. He posed with a placard pledging support for people with a terminal illness.
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser, which encourages everyone to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin in March. The money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the two Scottish Marie Curie Hospices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Speaking afterwards Mr McMillan said:
“I’m delighted to show my support for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal. This is a great cause and I was more than happy to add my name in support.
“I would like to wish those involved in the campaign every success for the future.”
Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland said:
“It’s thanks to the support of MSPs such as Stuart we can spread the word about the Great Daffodil Appeal and raise vital funds to support terminally ill people in Scotland. Every March millions of people across the UK support our biggest fundraising campaign and it’s easy to join in, simply give a donation and wear your daffodil pin.
“With the support of the Scottish Parliament Scotland will lead the way in caring for people with a terminal illness.”
The Great Daffodil Appeal
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign and encourages everyone to give a donation and wear one of the charity’s daffodil pins during March.
Since the first Great Daffodil Appeal took place in 1986, more than £70 million has been raised to fund the charity’s work. This money has enabled Marie Curie to provide more of the free hands-on care and emotional support the charity is renowned for. Daffodil pins will be available from volunteer collectors, local shops and supermarkets. For more information call 0845 601 3107 (local rate) or visit http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.
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