Asghar pledges to “Get behind the Daffodil” for Marie Curie this February

Local Assembly Member, Mohammad Asghar AM, 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 vital care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families.

 

Oscar joined forces with Marie Curie Chief Executive Matthew Reed at an event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay recently to help launch the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

 

As well as lending his support to the appeal, Oscar is is also encouraging people in South East Wales 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, Hotter Shoes and the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group.

 

Mohammad Asghar 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, be that through a Marie Curie Nurse at home or in a hospice, or by speaking to the charity’s Information and Support line. I hope the people of Wales will join me in supporting people affected by terminal illness across the country by proudly wearing their Marie Curie daffodil throughout February and March.”

 

Simon Jones, Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Marie Curie, added: “To have the support of Mohammad Asghar 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.”

 

Awards were also presented to volunteers from across Wales for their dedication and support of Marie Curie.

 

To volunteer for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal and give out the charity’s daffodils pins in return for donations visit mariecurie.org.uk/collect or call free on 0800 304 7025.