Finlay Carson MSP lent his support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament recently.
Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, Finlay was interested to hear about care and support provided to people living with terminal illness in Scotland.
Marie Curie supported over 8,600 people in Scotland last year through their hospices, nursing care and support services. In Finlay’s local area 542 people were cared for by Marie Curie Nurses in over 4,300 visits in 2017/18.
Supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal by 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. Generous Scots donate around £700,000 each year to the appeal.
Finlay Carson MSP said: “I was delighted to show my support for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal, with Marie Curie supporting over 500 people in my local area alone.
“Joining my Highlands and Islands colleague, Jamie Halcro Johnston MSP, it highlights how Marie Curie’s work supports those suffering with illness and their families.
“The Great Daffodil Appeal helps raise vital funds and I would encourage my constituents to give generously and I was happy to show my support.”
Susan Brown from Marie Curie said: “Thank you to Finlay for his support. Behind every daffodil, there’s a story and by donating and wearing your daffodil today you’re helping us be there for more people at the end of their lives, uniting with millions who believe dying people should get the care and support they deserve.”
To find out more about the Great Daffodil Appeal, visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call free on 0800 304 7025. To donate £5 to Marie Curie, text DAFF to 70111