Christina McKelvie MSP lent her support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament on the 12th of March.
Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, Ms McKelvie was interested to hear about care and support provided to people living with terminal illness in Scotland.
Marie Curie supported over 7,500 people in Scotland last year through their hospices, nursing care and support services. In Central Scotland last year, Marie Curie Nurses made over 3,700 visits to care for terminally ill people in their own homes.
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.
Christina McKelvie MSP said:
''It was lovely to attend this event for Marie Curie.
They are a fantastic charity and it was very interesting to here about their progress and the support they are providing for people living with terminal illness''
Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland at Marie Curie said: “Thank you to Christina McKelvie MSP 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.