NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales, and Leader of UKIP Wales, pledges to make ‘every daffodil count’ for Marie Curie this February.
Mr Hamilton, has pledged to encourage constituents to donate and wear their iconic Marie Curie daffodil, throughout February and March to help the charity’s Nurses provide care and support, to people living with a terminal illness.
He joined the launch of the ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay yesterday (Tuesday February 6).
As well lending his support to the appeal, Mr Hamilton is also encouraging Mid and West Wales 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, Marie Curie shops, Superdrug, Spar, Poundworld, Hotter Shoes and Wyevale garden centres.
Neil Hamilton said: “Marie Curie is a wonderful organisation and the funds raised through the Great Daffodil Appeal help provide care and support to people at a time when they need it most. The Marie Curie nurses are selfless and hardworking and their professional expertise, understanding and care make an enormous difference to so many families who are having to cope with the trauma and distress of cancer.
“I know that people across Wales, will join me in supporting those affected by terminal illness across the country, by proudly wearing their Marie Curie daffodil throughout February and March.”
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.”
The ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’ is now in its 32nd year, and supporters of the charity are also being encouraged to wear their daffodil right the way through until March 31 – the charity’s Daffodil Day.
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.