Dean Lockhart 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. 9,500 people will need palliative care in the Mid Scotland and Fife area each year. 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.
Dean Lockhart MSP said:
‘’We all should take the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the invaluable work that is performed by Marie Curie nurses, staff and volunteers on behalf of all of us who have received their assistance or will do in the future.
‘’Equally as important, we should reflect on the fact that there are challenges that Marie Curie faces going forward, not least the various barriers that certain groups in society have in accessing palliative care. This is particularly an issue for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups; LGBT people; and people living in the most deprived communities.
‘’I extend my best wishes to everyone across Stirling who is involved in providing palliative care and thank them for their support in this area.’’