Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has joined forces with nurses to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March to help charity Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.
Mr Evans met Marie Curie Nurses, Sally Monger-Godfrey and Lib Wolley at a parliamentary event in Westminster to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.
Nigel pledged his 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.
He said: “It is vitally important that those with terminal illnesses are given the support which they deserve. I think that the care currently offered to a number of patients is inadequate and this must be changed.
“Around 1500 die each year in the Ribble Valley and roughly three quarters of these need and benefit from some form of palliative care.
“That’s just a few more than 1000 people a year who will use end of life care in the Ribble Valley. Marie Curie are doing excellent work in caring for these people but more needs to be done to support them.
“Please buy a daffodil pin to show your support.”
The pins are available from volunteers across the country,as well as Superdrug, Spar and Poundworld stores, during March.
For more information about volunteering for a local collection call 0800 304 7025 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.