Stuart McMillan MSP lent his support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament recently.
Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, the Greenock and Inverclyde MSP was interested to hear about care and support provided to people living with terminal illness in Scotland.
Marie Curie supported over 8,600 people in Scotland last year through their hospices, nursing care and support services. In Inverclyde, Marie Curie Nurses cared for 49 people in their own homes through over 230 nursing visits in 2017/18.
Supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal by donating and wearing a daffodil pin in March helps Marie Curie provide vital care for people living with a terminal illness and support for their families. Generous Scots donate around £700,000 each year to the appeal.
Mr McMillan said:
“Every year I’m more than willing to support Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal because the charity’s work makes a huge difference to people in their final stages of their lives.
“They also provide comfort and support to their families, so while they directly cared for 49 people in Inverclyde during 2017-18, they will have in fact had a positive impact on the people around them too.
“I’m encouraging everyone to get behind Marie Curie as this March appeal will enable their nurses to support more people in the months and years ahead.”
Susan Brown from Marie Curie said:
“Thank you to Stuart for his support. Behind every daffodil, there’s a story and by donating and wearing your daffodil today you’re helping us be there for more people at the end of their lives, uniting with millions who believe dying people should get the care and support they deserve.”
To find out more about the Great Daffodil Appeal, visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call free on 0800 304 7025. To donate £5 to Marie Curie, text DAFF to 70111