- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
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Mid and West Wales AM, Joyce Watson 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.
Joyce Watson 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 her support to the appeal, Joyce Watson 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, Superdrug stores, WH Smiths shops and Wyevale garden centres.
Joyce Watson 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 Joyce Watson 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.
Picture caption: Joyce Watson pictured with Marie Curie Nurses Andrea Rees
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