Alex Rowley MSP shows support for terminal illness charity
Mid Scotland & Fife MSP Alex Rowley is supporting a call to “make every daffodil count” for Marie Curie as the terminal illness charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal gets underway.
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign taking place throughout March. The charity is asking people to simply give a donation and wear a Marie Curie daffodil pin. All funds raised help Marie Curie Nurses be there for people living with a terminal illness in their own homes or at the charity’s two Scottish hospices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Marie Curie Nurses work night and day in people’s homes across the UK, and hospices provide expert care round the clock. 9,500 people will need palliative care in the Mid Scotland and Fife area each year. Marie Curie continues to work with the new health and social care partnerships to ensure that palliative care services reach more people and everyone gets the care they need.
Mr Rowley, the Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour, said:
“Marie Curie carry out vital work as the terminal illness charity, and their Great Daffodil Appeal raises awareness and much needed funds. I am pleased to support the daffodil appeal as I know the essential work it funds towards helping those in need. It is crucial that we deliver better end of life care for all, and Marie Curie carry out fantastic work in this area which should be commended.”
Susan Lowes, Marie Curie Policy & Public Affairs Manager Scotland said:
“One in four people, around 11,000 in Scotland, miss out on the care they need and that’s not good enough. Join our biggest annual fundraising appeal and help us provide vital hands on care and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness, and their loved ones. Make every daffodil count by donating and wearing your daffodil pin.”
www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0800 304 7025. To donate £5, text DAFF to 70111*
*Texts cost £5 plus your standard network rate. 98% of your donation is received by Marie Curie
The Great Daffodil Appeal
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign and encourages everyone to give a donation in return for a daffodil pin during March. Money raised helps Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families. Daffodil pins will be available from our volunteers across the country. You can pick up a daffodil pin in Superdrug, Poundworld, Spar and Savers stores across Scotland. For more information call 0800 304 7025* or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil
*Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. Your call may be recorded for quality and training purposes.
Marie Curie – care and support through terminal illness – Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance. Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
For more information visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk
Marie Curie Support Line 0800 090 2309*
If you’ve got questions about terminal illness or simply want someone to talk to, call the Marie Curie Support Line for free confidential support and practical information on all aspects of terminal illness. *Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.