LINDA FABIANI MSP LEADS MARIE CURIE’S GREAT DAFFODIL APPEAL DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT AND SHOWS SUPPORT FOR TERMINAL ILLNESS CHARITY
East Kilbride MSP Linda Fabiani last night led a debate on Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal in parliament, and then hosted Marie Curie volunteers from across Scotland to a reception to thank them for all the work they do. Linda told volunteers “wear your daffodil with pride”.
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.
Marie Curie Nurses work night and day in people’s homes across the UK, and hospices provide expert care round the clock. In 2015/16 in the NHS Lanarkshire area 448 patients were supported in 4,164 visits from Marie Curie. 7,500 people will need palliative care in the Central Scotland area each year[i]. 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.
Linda Fabiani MSP said:
“It was a privilege to once again lead this important debate, and to hear colleagues across the country recognise the hard work of Marie Curie Nurses and volunteers as they give expert care to patients who need palliative care.
“I do hope the debate will help raise the profile of this year’s Daffodil Appeal, which will ensure Marie Curie can go on giving vital help to those who need it. The annual fundraising appeal is vitally important, and it was a pleasure to chat to volunteers afterwards.
Richard Meade, Marie Curie Head of Policy and Public Affairs 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