- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
I joined Marie Curie nurses, Sally Monger-Godfrey and Lib Wolley, and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs in Parliament on 28 February 2017 to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.
Every March, millions of people across the UK support this fundraising event by giving a small donation to wear a daffodil pin. This makes it one of the UK’s most recognisable charity appeals. Money raised through the appeal helps Marie Curie provide free care and support to people living with a terminal illnesses, and their families.
I pledged my support to the appeal and I encourage local people to help the charity raise more money by simply giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin, available from volunteers across the country, or Superdrug, Spar and Poundworld stores, and Wyevale Garden Centres, during March. Morrisons supermarkets will also be holding Great Daffodil Appeal fundraising collections on 10, 11 & 12 March 2017.
One in four people miss out on the care and support they need at the end of life. That is why I support the annual Marie Curie fundraising appeal to help enable the charity to reach more people affected by terminal illness.
The Marie Curie Hospice in the West Midlands offers several different services, such as in-patient care and day services consisting of a variety of complementary therapies. Support for families and carers is available, and spiritual support. You can find out more here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/hospice-care/hospices/west-midlands/services