Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, attended the Parliamentary launch of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.
The appeal was launched in 1986 and is held annually in March. It is crucial in raising much-needed funds to enable the charity to continue to provide nursing and hospice care, fund research and campaign on behalf of everyone affected by terminal illness.
Sir David was joined by actor Stephen Mangan and Rapid Response Healthcare Assistant Patricia McDonnell at the parliamentary event to celebrate the launch.
Sir David commented: “I am pleased to be able to show my support for the Great Daffodil Appeal and hope people across the country will get involved to help fund vital care and support for the charity. The money raised from the Appeal will help Marie Curie be there for even more people living with any terminal illness such as terminal cancer, dementia, heart failure, and motor neurone disease.”
Mr Mangan said: “I experienced first-hand the difference they make when they cared for both my mum and later, my dad at home. Chances are, we all know someone who’s been affected by a terminal illness. That’s why I’m delighted to be here with Sir David to help launch Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal.
“Whether its worn in celebration, in solidarity or in memory of a loved one, by donating and wearing a daffodil pin during March, you and thousands of others in Bexley will help make sure thousands more dying people get the care and support they deserve.”