Local AM David Rees pledges to ‘get behind the daffodil’ for Marie Curie this February

Aberavon AM, David Rees has pledged to ‘get behind the daffodil’ during February and March and help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

David Rees joined forces with Marie Curie Nurses Helen Greenway and Andrea Rees at an event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday 9th February to help launch the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

As well lending his support to the appeal, David Rees is also encouraging Aberavon 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, Superdrug stores, WH Smiths shops and Wyevale garden centres.

David Rees 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 ‘get behind the daffodil’ 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 30th year.

 

For more information about the Great Daffodil Appeal and to volunteer to collect for Marie Curie please call 0845 601 3107* or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil. To donate £5 text *DAFF to 7011 or call 0800 716 146 to donate over the phone. 

For media enquiries, please contact: Daniel Johns, Senior Media & PR Officer (Wales) on 02920 426053 or [email protected]

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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 March. The appeal is in its 30thyear and has raised £73million since it first took place in 1986. 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, Superdrug and WHSmiths shops and Wyevale garden centres. For more information call 0845 601 3107 (*local rate) or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil #getbehindthedaff

 

Marie Curie – care and support through terminal illness – Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance. Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

For more information visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk

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