Tom Blenkinsop, MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.
Tom and long-term Marie Curie supporter Jason were pictured together with 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.
Tom pledged his support to the appeal and is encouraging Teessiders to help the charity raise more money than ever before by simply giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin, available from volunteers across the country, or Superdrug, Spar and Poundworld stores, and Wyevale Garden Centres, during March. Morrisons supermarkets will also be holding GDA fundraising collections on 10, 11 & 12 March.
Marie Curie do amazing work caring for those suffering from cancer. I’ve had personal experience of what a difference they can make to people towards the end of their lives and I’ll be forever grateful for the warm care they gave to my Dad in his last days.
I’ll continue to support Marie Curie so that as many people as possible can get the support and care they need. I know thousands of Teessiders will have lost someone they love to cancer. People should know that any donation to Marie Curie, no matter how small, can make a real difference.
I’m delighted to help launch Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.
Please help us make every daffodil count. The charity is also calling on more people to help with local collections. Volunteering a couple hours of your time will make such a difference to the care and support that Marie Curie can provide.
Sally Monger Godfrey, Marie Curie Nurse and face of The Great Daffodil Appeal, said:
Make every daffodil count. Your daffodil means I can care for someone in their own home, and be there for them through the night. You make a difference to people at the end of their lives, which in many ways is just as important as at the start.
For more information about volunteering for a local collection call 0800 304 7025 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.