Every March, Marie Curie holds its Great Daffodil Appeal, the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser to support its vital frontline services in Scotland.

Marie Curie is here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families and offers expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.

Research conducted by the charity projects that 10,000 more people in Scotland will be dying with palliative care needs by 2040, with two thirds of all deaths expected to take place at home, in care homes and hospices.

Martin Whitfield MSP is backing Marie Curie’s appeal again this year. He is encouraging constituents across South Scotland to support one of its public collections, by visit one of its shops or donate online.

Martin Whitfield MSP said:

In 2021-22 Marie Curie supported over 8,660 people affected by terminal illness in Scotland, through its two hospices, Marie Curie Nursing Service, Information and Support Service, and Helper Companionship Service. The charity needs to raise over £250,000 per week to support these services.

Everyone affected by terminal illness must have access to the support they need for a better end of life for all in Scotland. That is why I am supporting Marie Curie’s work and its Great Daffodil Appeal.”

For further information about the appeal and Marie Curie’s services, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk.