8 March 2017
Simon Danczuk 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.
Simon and 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.
Simon gave his support to the appeal and is encouraging local people to help the charity raise money by giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin, available from volunteers across the country.
Simon said: “Marie Curie do great work caring for those with a terminal illness and I’m proud to support them. We can help them provide the vital care that terminally ill people need by making a donation and wearing a Mare Curie daffodil pin.
“£20 pays for an hour of nursing care. This donation can mean that families can spend time with their loved ones away from hospital and at home, which can make all the difference.
“We can make sure that no one misses out on the care they need. I encourage everyone to donate and wear their daffodil with pride this March”.
“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.”
Scott Sinclair, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Marie Curie, said: “Having the support of Simon and Jason makes a huge difference to Marie Curie in terms of raising awareness about what we do and helping us to reach more people who need us.
“Our services rely on charitable donations, so I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who gives a donation and wears a daffodil pin during March.”
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.”