David Stewart MSP lent his support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament on Thursday night (March 12th).
Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, Mr Stewart was interested to hear about care and support provided to people living with terminal illness in Scotland.
Marie Curie supported over 7,500 people in Scotland last year through their hospices, nursing care and support services.
Across the Highlands and Islands, Marie Curie Nurses made over 7,600 visits to care for terminally ill people in their own homes last year.
Everyone donating and wearing a daffodil pin in March helps Marie Curie provide vital care for people living with a terminal illness and support for their families. Marie Curie hopes to raise £700,000 this Great Daffodil Appeal.
Mr Stewart said: “I’m delighted to support this incredible charity and all that they do to support people living with a terminal illness. Terminal illness is a difficult time for individuals and their family but Marie Curie strive to make things a little easier by providing hands-on and emotional help.”
He continued: “The Great Daffodil Appeal is a simple yet effective way for everyone to show their support and I would encourage everyone to donate what they can and wear their daffodil with pride.”
Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scotland at Marie Curie said: “Thank you to David Stewart MSP for his support.
“Whether you wear a daffodil pin in celebration, in solidarity or in memory of a loved one, you are joining with millions of others to help make sure all dying people get the care and support they deserve.”
Donate and wear your daffodil now. Visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil, SEARCH ‘Marie Curie Daffodil’ or text DAFF to 70099 to donate £5*. *Texts cost £5 plus your standard network rate. Marie Curie receives 98% of your donation.
Photograph: Marie Curie/Stewart Attwood