Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity. The charity provides essential frontline nursing and hospice care for people with any terminal illness, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement. It is the largest charity funder of palliative and end of life care research in the UK. Last year, the charity provided direct support to more than 69,000 people – a 15% rise on the previous year – which is more than ever before.
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s flagship annual fundraising appeal and is now in its 36th year. The campaign is held every March but its public collections have been cancelled for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, fundraising events and collections are going ahead, and the charity is urging new and existing supporters to come forward to show their support.
Earlier this week, Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, attended a Parliamentary event to show his support for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal. Sir David joined Parliamentary colleagues and Paul Chuckle, TV comedian and entertainer best known for being one-half of comedy duo The Chuckle Brothers.
At the event, Sir David spoke with representatives from the charity about the appeal and the work they do to support people affected by terminal illness. He commented: “Marie Cure have always done such fantastic work to support people with terminal illness and their families. I am therefore pleased to be able to support the Great Daffodil Appeal yet again and to help highlight this campaign.”