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Mar 03

Let’s make every daffodil count

Despite the torrential rain and winds of the last few days, March is, as always, seeing a profusion of daffodils poking through in our gardens to remind us that spring is just around the corner.Marie Curie Jason Issacs Westminster

It is a great time to be reminded of Marie Curie’s annual daffodil appeal.

This year, the cancer support charity’s Make Every Daffodil Count is designed to raise awareness of the care and support available to people living with a terminal illness.

I met long-term Marie Curie supporter and actor Jason Isaacs, who plays Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, with Marie Curie Nurses, Sally Monger-Godfrey and Lib Wolley (left) to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

The appeal is encouraging people across the country to support the charity by wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin, available from volunteers across the country, or Superdrug, Spar and Poundworld stores, and Wyevale Garden Centres, during March.

One in four people miss out on the care and support they need at the end of life, and that is not good enough. Taking part in the Make Every Daffodil Count initiative will help more people be cared for in their own home, and be there for them through the night at the end of their lives.