Wearing his daffodil with pride, Iain Gray lent his support to Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal at the Scottish Parliament on 4 March.
Iain met staff and heard about the work of the charity that cares for terminally ill people and their families across Scotland. He posed with a placard pledging support for people with a terminal illness.
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser, which encourages everyone to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin in March. The money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the two Scottish Marie Curie Hospices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Iain Gray MSP said:
“I’m delighted to support Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal again this year. It has become a firm fixture on the annual fundraising calendar and I would encourage people in East Lothian to give it their support this March.
“Terminal illness very sadly affects so many of us, either personally or someone we know and care about. The work organisations like Marie Curie do in giving people a dignified end close to loved ones can’t be underestimated and should be well supported by local communities.”
Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland said:
“It’s thanks to the support of MSPs such as Iain we can spread the word about the Great Daffodil Appeal and raise vital funds to support terminally ill people in Scotland. Every March millions of people across the UK support our biggest fundraising campaign and it’s easy to join in, simply give a donation and wear your daffodil pin. With the support of the Scottish Parliament Scotland will lead the way in caring for people with a terminal illness.”
To find out how you can get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0845 601 3107