Stuart McMillan MSP lent his support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament.
Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, Stuart was interested to hear about care and support provided to people living with terminal illness in Scotland.
Marie Curie supported over 7,500 people in Scotland last year through their hospices, nursing care and support services. In Inverclyde last year Marie Curie Nurses made 230 visits to care for terminally ill people in their own homes.
Everyone 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. Marie Curie hopes to raise £700,000 this Great Daffodil Appeal.
Stuart McMillan MSP said:
“It is always a pleasure to support Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal as the charity carries out invaluable work in Inverclyde and across Scotland.
“Marie Curie nurses made 230 visits in Inverclyde to care for terminally ill people in their own homes, so I am sure that many people locally will know of families who have been supported by Marie Curie.
“I’d encourage everyone to consider donating or wearing a daffodil pin in March to help Marie Curie continue to provide vital care for people living with a terminal illness and support for their families.”
Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland at Marie Curie said:
“Thank you Stuart McMillan MSP for his support.
“Whether you wear a daffodil pin in celebration, in solidarity or in memory of a loved one, you are joining with millions of others to help make sure all dying people get the care and support they deserve.”
Donate and wear your daffodil now. Visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil, SEARCH ‘Marie Curie Daffodil’ or text DAFF to 70099 to donate £5*. *Texts cost £5 plus your standard network rate. Marie Curie receives 98% of your donation.