Cleethorpes MP, Martin Vickers, and Harry Potter actor, Jason Isaacs, have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.
Martin, and long-term Marie Curie supporter Jason, were pictured together with Marie Curie Nurses, Sally Monger-Godfrey and Lib Wolley at an event in Westminster to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.
Martin pledged his continuing support to the appeal and is encouraging local people to help the charity raise more money than ever before by simply giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin.
Martin said: “I was delighted to see collectors out in my constituency last weekend. Marie Curie is a splendid charity that does amazing work locally and throughout the country."
Jason, who is best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, said: “I’m delighted to be here with Martin to help launch Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.
“Please help us make every daffodil count. The charity is also calling on more people to help with local collections. Volunteering a couple hours of your time will make such a difference to the care and support that Marie Curie can provide.”
One in four people miss out on the care and support they need at the end of life.
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. 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 and in Superdrug, Spar and Poundworld stores, and Wyevale Garden Centres. Morrisons supermarkets will be holding GDA fundraising collections on 10, 11 & 12 March across all of their 490 stores. For more information call 0800 304 7025 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil
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