I was pleased to join Marie Curie – Wales Ambassador Anneka Rice and Rapid Response Healthcare Assistant Lukmon Adeyemi, at the parliamentary event to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal this week.
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, held every March, helping raise much-needed funds to enable the charity to continue providing nursing and hospice care, a freephone support line and information for people living with any terminal illness such as terminal cancer, dementia, heart failure, and motor neurone disease.
Marie Curie Nurses give vital care to people living with a terminal illness and their families, and I fully support their Great Daffodil Appeal to help fund their brilliant work. I’m also working closely with Marie Curie and the MND Association on the campaign to end the six month rule – which forces terminally ill people to prove they have six months or less to live in order to claim benefits. It’s so wrong that we have a system that leaves vulnerable people spending the last days of their lives filling out lengthy forms and attending assessments.
To support the Great Daffodil Appeal, you can get your daffodil pin from volunteers on high streets around the UK, as well as Marie Curie shops, Superdrug, Savers, SPAR UK, Hotter Shoes and Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group.
To find out more about the Great Daffodil Appeal, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call or call 0800 304 7025 for more information.