Published date : 10 Mar 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth MSP is supporting a call to “make every daffodil count” for Marie Curie as the terminal illness charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal gets underway.

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.

All funds raised help Marie Curie Nurses be there for people living with a terminal illness in their own homes or at the charity’s two Scottish hospices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 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 Fife area 318 patients were supported in 4,255 visits from Marie Curie. 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.

Commenting on the Appeal, Jenny Gilruth MSP said: "I am very pleased to support Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal. The charity provides a wonderful service night and day in people's homes and hospices providing expert care around the clock.

“9,500 people will need palliative care in the Mid Scotland and Fife area every year so I would urge everyone in my constituency to consider supporting their annual fundraising campaign throughout March.”

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.”

To donate visit or call 0800 304 7025. You can also donate £5 by texting DAFF to 70111.

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