Wednesday February 8 2017
Help to raise more funds for Marie Curie
Neil Hamilton, UKIP Group Leader in the Assembly, has pledged to make “every daffodil count” for Marie Curie this February.
The Mid and West Wales AM is supporting the 31st Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.
This week he joined forces with Senior Healthcare Assistant Tracey O’Malley and Senior Nurse Llinos Trotman, both of whom work for Marie Curie in Carmarthenshire, at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to launch this year’s appeal.
Mr Hamilton 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.
As well lending his support to the appeal, Neil Hamilton is also encouraging local residents 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 and in Superdrug, Spar and Savers stores and Wyevale garden centres.
Neil Hamilton 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. It is a UK wide appeal but the daffodil is our national flower so people of Wales have even more reason to support the campaign. I am proud to ‘make every daffodil count’ for Marie Curie, and I hope everyone will join me in supporting people affected by terminal illness across the country. It is a small thing to do but every little counts.”
Simon Jones, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Wales, for Marie Curie, added: “To have the support of Neil Hamilton makes a huge difference to Marie Curie. With his 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.”
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, call 0800 304 7025.
Picture caption: Neil Hamilton is pictured with Carmarthenshire senior healthcare assistant Tracey O’Malley and Carmarthenshire Senior Nurse Llinos Trotman.