Caroline Spelman helps launch Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal

Meriden MP, Dame Caroline Spelman, and Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley have joined forces this March to help Marie Curie provide care and support to more people living with a terminal illness.

Caroline and long-term Marie Curie supporter Fay were pictured together with Marie Curie Nurses, Victoria Shodeko and Victoria Oluwalogbon, at a parliamentary event held this week to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

From 1st March, Marie Curie’s daffodil pins will be available from volunteers and shops on high streets across the West Midlands.  With demand for Marie Curie services growing, as more people die each year, the charity hopes that this March, more people than ever will give a donation and wear the iconic yellow flower.

The money raised will help the charity be there for more people living with any terminal illness, providing them and their loved ones with vital care and support at the most difficult time of their lives.

Caroline pledged her 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.

Scott Sinclair, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Marie Curie, said:

‘Having the support of MPs makes a huge difference to our Great Daffodil Appeal.

“We ask people to wear a daffodil on their lapel throughout the month to show not only their support for the work of our Marie Curie Nurses, but also to help us highlight the many issues that people affected by terminal illness confront. We believe that everyone should have the best quality of care and the best quality of life possible when they are dying.”