- February 14, 2017
- Posted by: David Rees AM
- Category: Latest News
Aberavon AM, David Rees has pledged to ‘make every daffodil count’ during February and March and help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.
David Rees AM joined forces with Marie Curie Nurses at an event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Wednesday 8th February to help launch the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.
As well lending his support to the appeal, Mr Rees is also encouraging the people of Aberavon to help the charity raise more money than ever before by simply giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin which are available from volunteers across Wales and in Superdrug, Spar and Savers stores as well as Wyevale garden centres.
David Rees AM 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. I am proud to ‘make every daffodil count’ for Marie Curie, and I hope the people of Wales will join me in supporting people affected by terminal illness across the country.”
Simon Jones, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Wales, for Marie Curie, added: “To have the support of David Rees 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.”
The Great Daffodil appeal is now in its 31st year.
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 call 0800 304 7025.
For media enquiries, please contact: Rachel Moses-Lloyd, Senior Media & PR Officer (Wales) on 02920 426053 or [email protected]
Notes to Editors
The Great Daffodil Appeal
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign and encourages everyone to give a donation in return for a daffodil pin during February and March. Money raised helps Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families. Daffodil pins will be available from our volunteers across the country. You can pick up a daffodil pin in Superdrug, Poundworld, Wyevale, Spar and Savers stores across the country. For more information call 0800 304 7025 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil
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