Pictured left to right: Maree Todd MSP and Marie Curie Nurse Kerys Russell, picture credit Marie Curie/Stewart Attwood.
Maree Todd MSP lent her support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament last night.
Marie Curie supported over 7,500 people in Scotland last year through their hospices, nursing care and support services.
In the NHS Highland area, Marie Curie Nurses made 800 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.
Maree Todd MSP said:
“It was great to attend the Marie Curie event at the Scottish Parliament last night and learn more about the vital support the charity provides to people living with terminal illnesses and their families.
“In the Highlands & Islands 10,295 people die each year – 7,720 of which require palliative care.
“Marie Curie offers expert care, guidance and support to help people get the most from the time they have left.
“In In 2018/19 Marie Cure supported 262 people over 1,510 visits in the Highlands.
“Show your support for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal by wearing a daffodil pin this month – every donation helps people living with terminal illnesses get the care they deserve.”
Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Marie Curie said:
“Thank you to Maree for her 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.