Angus MacDonald MSP Supports Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 13:21
Wearing his daffodil with pride, Angus lent his support to Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal at the Scottish Parliament on 3 March 2015.
Angus 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.
Angus MacDonald MSP said:
“Marie Curie is a highly regarded organisation that continues to provide an excellent service to cancer patients and their families in difficult times. Their caring and professional support is immense and I know many people the length and breadth of Falkirk district will be supporting this appeal to raise funds for Marie Curie. The work Marie Curie does with patients who have cancer is invaluable, not only for the individual but also their family and friends.
The Great Daffodil Appeal reminds us all of the great work Marie Curie nurses do every day, and I encourage all to wear the bright yellow daffodil pin with me this month to show support for this year-round effort.”
Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland said:
“It’s thanks to the support of MSPs such as Angus 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.”
To find out how you can get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0845 601 3107