Nigel Don wears daffodil with pride as MSP lends support to cancer charity

Nigel Don MSP.

Nigel Don MSP.

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Nigel Don MSP has given his backing to a cancer charity project that is raising money to provide free care for local people with terminal illnesses in their homes.

Wearing his daffodil with pride, Nigel lent his support to Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday March 3.

Nigel met staff and heard about the work of the charity that cares for terminally ill people and their families across Scotland.

He posed with a placard pledging their support for people with a terminal illness.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fund-raiser, which encourages everyone to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin in March.

The money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the two Scottish Marie Curie Hospices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Nigel Don MSP said: “Marie Curie Nurses are the wonderful folk who provided invaluable care to those at the end of life.

“I encourage everyone to support their work in whatever way they can.”

Richard Meade, Head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland, said: “It’s thanks to the support of MSPs such as Nigel we can spread the word about the Great Daffodil Appeal and raise vital funds to support terminally ill people in Scotland.

“Every March millions of people across the UK support our biggest fund-raising campaign and it’s easy to join in, simply give a donation and wear your daffodil pin.

“With the support of the Scottish Parliament Scotland will lead the way in caring for people with a terminal illness.”

To find out how you can get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0845 601 3107