Local MSP Shows his support to Marie Curie’s Daffodil Appeal
Wearing his daffodil with pride, Colin lent his support to Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal at the Scottish Parliament on 5 March 2015.
Colin 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.
Colin Keir MSP said:
“I’m delighted to support this Great Daffodil Appeal. The work that the Marie Curie organisation does is simply sensational. There are many local families who owe a lot to Marie Curie who have helped them and their loved ones through incredibly difficult times. I wish everyone involved in this campaign all the best.”
Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland said:
“It’s thanks to the support of MSPs such as Colin 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
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 www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.
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