Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, is joining Marie Curie this month to promote their Great Daffodil Appeal. She has pledged her support to the Great Daffodil Appeal and is encouraging local people to donate and wear one of the charity’s daffodil pins to help fund vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness, and their families, in a year where Marie Curie have been on the frontline providing care to people dying both with and without coronavirus.
Marie Curie is a charity that provide palliative and end of life care research. During March, they hold an annual fundraising Great Daffodil Appeal. The daffodil is a symbol of spring and hope, symbolising new beginnings.
The campaign, which is reaching its 35th anniversary in March, has for the first time, had to cancel all of the public collections, leaving the charity with a potential loss of over £3 million.
“As ever, I am proud to support Marie Curie who provide such vital support to those with terminal illnesses and their families.
“End of life care can make the world of difference, whether it is helping fulfil someone’s last wishes or just ensuring that a hand is there to hold, these nurses go above and beyond for people at the very toughest of times.
“One daffodil and one donation can fund palliative and sensitive care for someone at the very end of their life.”
Jason, who became a Marie Curie Ambassador in 2018, said:
“Marie Curie does amazing things, and when people don't have the family members around, they provide love. Towards the end of life, they help the end to be as serene and beautiful and loving as it can be. The work Marie Curie do is needed now more than ever as the Covid-19 pandemic has had a big impact on their ability to fundraise.
“So, I’m here to support them and the Great Daffodil Appeal and encourage everyone to wear their daffodil or join in fundraising any way they can as every donation means that when the time comes, Marie Curie can be there for people and their loved ones when they need it most. For anyone who chooses to support them too, you’re supporting a really wonderful charity.”