- 10 March 2016
Today at the Scottish Parliament, I met with staff from Marie Curie to hear about their work and got behind the daffodil to lend my support to the Great Daffodil Appeal.
Last year they provided care and support for more than 7,400 people living with a terminal illness in Scotland.
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign which takes place throughout March. The charity asks people to make a donation in return for a daffodil pin. All funds raised help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones, in their own homes or at the charities two Scottish hospices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
I'd urge you to get behind the daffodil as well. You can support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 0845 601 3107 (local rate) or pledge £5 by texting DAFF to 70111. Or, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.
Marie Curie provide an amazing support for anyone who has a terminal illness, or for thier families. You can call the Marie Curie Support Line for free confidential support and practical information on all aspects of terminal illnes on 0800 090 2309.
(Texts to 70111 cost £5 plus your standard network rate. 98% of your donation is received by Marie Curie)