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George Adam MSP praises support for terminally ill people

George Adam MSP heard about the care available for Paisley residents living with a terminal illness and their families, praising the support provided by Marie Curie, the terminal illness charity.

 

At the meeting with Marie Curie staff on 28 July 2016 Mr Adam discussed his personal support for the charity’s Renfrewshire Fundraising Group and will be completing the group’s annual firewalk again on 30 September. The group fundraises to support local Marie Curie Nurses who work night and day providing hands-on care and vital emotional support enabling families to be cared for and to die at home, where that is their choice and appropriate for them.

 

In 2015/16 in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 812 patients were supported in 6,756 visits. Across Scotland in 2015/16 the charity provided care and support for more than 8,000 people living with a terminal illness through its hospices in Glasgow and Edinburgh and Nursing Service.

Great Daffodil Appeal Marie Curie

George Adam MSP said:
“ I enjoyed meeting some of the staff from Marie Curie last week at my constituency office.
“ I myself have experienced the effects of a loved one suffering from cancer, unfortunately my mother’s condition deteriorated very quickly and my family were not able to reach out for help from Marie Curie.
“ There are many of my constituents who have had or have been affected by cancer and it is great that we have an organisation in place that stands by them throughout their tough times, I appreciate the hard work done by Marie Curie and I’m happy to support this great organisation.
“Everyone has different charities close to their heart for various reasons and I would encourage more people to offer their support towards these organisations in any way they can.

 

Susan Lowes, Marie Curie Policy & Public Affairs Manager Scotland said: “Mr Adam is very supportive of our local volunteers and we were delighted to share examples with him of the difference that their fundraising helps provide to his constituents. With his work on social security he was also interested to hear our views on funeral poverty and the importance of fast tracked benefits and carers allowance for people living with a terminal illness and their families and carers.”
If you or someone you know is living with a terminal illness and looking for support call the Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309. If you would like care and support from a Marie Curie Nurse contact your district nurse or GP.

 

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, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
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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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