The Marie Curie Daffodil appeal for 2020 is up and running.
Marie Curie supported over 7,500 people in Scotland last year through their hospices, nursing care and support services. Across the Highlands and Islands, Marie Curie Nurses made over 7,600 visits to care for terminally ill people in their own homes last year.
Everyone donating and wearing a daffodil pin in March helps Marie Curie provide vital care for people living with a terminal illness and support for their families.
Marie Curie hopes to raise £700,000 this Great Daffodil Appeal.
Local politicians have joined in with their support for the work done by Marie Curie nurses.
David Stewart MSP, Labour said:
“I’m delighted to support this incredible charity and all that they do to support people living with a terminal illness. Terminal illness is a difficult time for individuals and their family but Marie Curie strive to make things a little easier by providing hands-on and emotional help.
“The Great Daffodil Appeal is a simple yet effective way for everyone to show their support and I would encourage everyone to donate what they can and wear their daffodil with pride.”
Liam McArthur MSP, LibDem, said:
“In Orkney, I am pleased to see the service expanding with more people than ever being able to access end of life care and the opportunity to die in the place of their choosing. The feedback from families who have drawn on the support of the Marie Curie nurses in Orkney has been extremely positive, and it is encouraging to hear that efforts are underway to recruit more nurses.
“Their work would not be possible, of course, without the fundraising efforts of volunteers. It was a pleasure, therefore, to welcome back Linda Lennie and Sara Duncan to the parliament and to offer my thanks to them and the local team of volunteers for all they do year round to support Marie Curie.”