Wearing his daffodil with pride, Iain Gray MSP lent his support to Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal at the Scottish Parliament this week.
Mr Gray met staff and heard about the work of the charity that cares for terminally ill patients and their families across Scotland. He also handed over a bag of donated clothing to help stock the charity’s shops.
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 appeal, and would encourage as many people in East Lothian as possible to do so too.
“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 therefore in giving people a dignified end close to loved ones can’t be underestimated.”
Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland said:
“It’s thanks to the support of MSPs such as Iain Gray that 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.”
To find out how you can get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0845 601 3107.