Local AM pledges support to make ‘Every daffodil count’ for Marie Curie this February

Vale of Glamorgan AM, Jane Hutt has pledged to encourage constituents to donate and wear their iconic Marie Curie daffodil throughout February and March to help the charity’s Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

Jane Hutt, sponsored the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday, 6th February, and joined forces with Marie Curie Nurses Julia Davies and Lorraine Carey at an event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday 6th February to help launch the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

As well lending her support to the appeal, Jane Hutt is also encouraging Vale of Glamorgan people to help the charity raise more money than ever before by simply giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin, available from volunteers across Wales, Marie Curie shops, Superdrug, Spar, Poundworld, Hotter Shoes and Wyevale garden centres.

Jane Hutt said:

“Funds raised through the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal help provide care and support to people at a time when they need it the most.  It was great to see young players from Barry rugby team supporting the appeal in the Senedd and I was very pleased to hear that in the six years I have been sponsoring the event launch, Marie Curie has raised around £1.5 million. I hope the people of Wales will join me in supporting people affected by terminal illness across the country by proudly wearing their Marie Curie daffodil throughout February and March.”

Simon Jones, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Wales, for Marie Curie, added: “To have the support of Jane Hutt makes a huge difference to Marie Curie. With their help we are able to raise awareness about what we do and reach more people who need us.

“Our services rely on charitable donations, so I’d like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who gives a donation and wears a daffodil pin this February and March. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness, and their loved ones, in homes across Wales, as well as in the charity’s Cardiff & the Vale Hospice in Penarth.”

Make Every Daffodil Count and volunteer to support now: mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0800 304 7025*.

For more information on how to get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal, please 0800 304 7025.

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