MSP supports daffodil appeal

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Local SNP MSP Adam Ingram got behind the daffodil to lend his support to the Great Daffodil Appeal at the Scottish Parliament. Mr Ingram met with staff and heard about the work of the charity that last year provided care and support for more than 7,400 people living with a terminal illness in Scotland.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign which takes place throughout March. The charity asks people to make a donation in return for a daffodil pin. All funds raised help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.

Mr Ingram, left, said: “I am more than happy to support the Great Daffodil Appeal. The funds raised through this appeal goes some way in ensuring care and support can be provided to patients and their families. In 2014/15 alone 426 visits were made to 109 patients across NHS Ayrshire & Arran by the Marie Curie Nursing Service. I would encourage constituents across Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley to offer their support by donating to this very worthy cause.”

To support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 0845 601 3107 (local rate) or pledge £5 by texting DAFF to 70111*. Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil