Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian and Musselburgh, pledged his support for the Marie Curie Great Daffodil project on Saturday, 16 February. Upon arriving in the chilly afternoon at the Tesco in Musselburgh, Colin gave a warm greeting to the volunteers and others present, and reaffirmed his support for this worthwhile cause.
Marie Curie is an inspirational organisation, providing support and exceptional care for families living with a terminal illness. Their staff and volunteers care for more than 40,000 terminally ill people in the UK each year. Not only do they take care of the individual suffering from the incurable disease, but they are also attentive to the needs of the family, friends and community members who may be effected by this well.
Of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal, Colin said, ‘This is truly an outstanding work. Not only are they providing terminal individuals with dignity and care, but they are also providing the means for stronger, happier communities through the support they provide to all those affected in such circumstances. I am proud to support such a significant cause, and hope that they will be successful in raising the money they need through their Great Daffodil Appeal.’
Angela Davidson, community fundraiser for Marie Curie, stated, “Whatever your story, donating and wearing a daffodil pin during March unites you with millions of others to help make sure all dying people get the care and support they deserve. Volunteering just two hours of your time at a collection near you means that you are raising money to help make sure more dying people get the care and support they need at the end of their lives. What’s more, collecting is lots of fun, you can do it on your own or with friends, and Marie Curie will support you from the moment you sign up.”