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George Lends his Support to the Great Daffodil Appeal

Paisley’s MSP George Adam got behind the daffodil to lend his support to the Great Daffodil Appeal at the Scottish Parliament recently.

George met staff and heard about the work of the charity that last year provided care and support for more than 7,400 people living with a terminal illness in Scotland. George also got to catch up with local fundraisers Julie McGuire, Jayne Cumming, Norma Lawrie and Lynn Wilson who were through at the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the charity’s 30th year.

Great Daffodil Appeal Marie CurieThe 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.

Speaking on the Great Daffodil Appeal, George said, “Marie Curie provides a fantastic service to people during their time of need. Every year, I wear my daffodil with pride and feel really moved by the job Marie Curie and it volunteers carry out to raise funds and support people with terminal illnesses. I had the pleasure of welcoming 4 local volunteers through to parliament, Julie McGuire, Jayne Cumming, Norma Lawrie and Lynn Wilson.

‘Over the past 4 years their group has raised around £75,000 for Marie Curie which is an incredible achievement. One of their fundraising events is a firewalk, which I have taken part in the last 2 years. This year’s event takes place on Friday 30th September , at the Ogilvie Club in Paisley. The previous 2 walks have raised £22,000 , and all the money raised stays locally. Anyone wanting to take part can email Julie McGuire on julesthelegend@hotmail.com.”Great Daffodil Appeal Marie Curie Julie Jayne

Richard Meade, Marie Curie Head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland said: “We’re calling on everyone in Scotland get behind the daffodil and join George supporting people living with a terminal illness by donating and wearing a daffodil pin. Your support will help us provide more free hands-on care and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness and their families.”

To support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 0845 601 3107 (local rate) or pledge £5 by texting DAFF to 70111*. Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.

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. This year is the 30th anniversary of the launch, which first took place in 1986. 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, Superdrug and WHSmiths shops, and Wyevale garden centres. For more information call 0845 601 3107 (*local rate) or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil #getbehindthedaff

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George  supports Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal

Wearing his daffodil with pride, George  lent his support to Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal at the Scottish Parliament on 4 March.

George supporting Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal

George supporting Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal

George 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.

George said: “Cancer affects all of us in some way at some point in our lives, but how we care for people in their hour of need defines us. Marie Curie staff are the ones at the front line caring for our friends and family when they are dealing with this horrible illness. I have proudly worn my daffodil this week to highlight my support for Marie Curie. I recently took part in my second firewalk raising funds for Marie Curie, organised by fantastic local fundraisers. Some of them, Julie McGuire, Jayne Evans and Lynn Wilson made the journey through to the Scottish Parliament this week to support #daffodilappeal. Marie Curie is truly a charity to be proud of and I look forward to continuing to promote their great work in the future.”

Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland said: “It’s thanks to the support of MSPs such as George 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

Marie Curie is the leading charity providing care to people with any terminal illness in their own homes or in one of its nine hospices. The charity is also a leader in research into the best ways of caring for people with a terminal illness. In addition to this the charity designs and advises on end of life services and works to ensure that the best possible care and patient choice is at the heart of commissioning end of life care across the UK. All Marie Curie services are completely free of charge. Around 70% of the charity’s income comes from donations with the balance of funds coming from the NHS.

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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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