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Great Daffodil Appeal for Marie Curie

(March 01, 2017)

Mark and actor Linda Robson have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March to help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

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From left: Dr Jane Collins, (Chief Executive -Marie Curie), Linda Robson, Mark Hendrick MP

Mark and long-term Marie Curie supporter Linda, were pictured together with Marie Curie Chief Executive, Dr Jane Collins, at a parliamentary event in Westminster to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal - Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

The Great Daffodil Appeal encourages everyone to give a donation in return for a daffodil pin during March. Money raised helps Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families.

Mark pledged his support to the appeal and is encouraging local 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 the country, or Superdrug, Spar and Poundworld stores, during March. 

Mark said: “Most of us know someone who has been affected by a terminal illness and the simple act of buying and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin this month will raise awareness and much needed funds for a very worthwhile cause.”

Scott Sinclair, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Marie Curie, said: “Having the support of Mark and Linda makes a huge difference to Marie Curie in terms of raising awareness about what we do and helping us to reach more people who need us.

“One in four people miss out on the care and support they need at the end of life.  We don’t think that's good enough. That’s why we are asking MPs to help support our annual Marie Curie fundraising appeal to help enable us to reach more people affected by terminal illness.”

“Our services rely on charitable donations, so I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who gives a donation and wears a daffodil pin during March.”

Marie Curie Support Line 0800 090 2309* 

If you’ve got questions about terminal illness or simply want someone to talk to, call the Marie Curie Support Line for free confidential support and practical information on all aspects of terminal illness. *Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

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