Daffodil Appeal backed

Sheryll Murray MP joined forces with well-known impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw to pledge support to Marie Curie Cancer Care following a Parliamentary event to celebrate the Great Daffodil Appeal at the House of Commons last week.

Sheryll pledged her support to Marie Curie’s flagship annual fundraising campaign and is encouraging local people to donate and wear one of the charity’s iconic daffodil pins throughout the month of March. The money raised through the appeal helps Marie Curie provide free nursing and hospice care to terminally ill people and their families, across South East Cornwall.

Sheryll said: “From my days working at the Surgery, I have always admired the support that Marie Curie provide for people and help them through a very difficult time.” 

Jon Culshaw, an award winning member of the “Dead Ringers” cast and committed supporter of the charity, said: “I am delighted to support Marie Curie’s amazing Great Daffodil Appeal and will wear my daffodil pin with pride.”

Imelda Redmond, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Marie Curie, said: “We are grateful to have the support of Sheryll and Jon Culshaw, as our fundraising activities are vital to ensure we can continue to provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s nine hospices.

“Every service provided by Marie Curie relies on charitable donations. The generosity of people from across South East Cornwall makes our work possible.”

To make a donation to the Great Daffodil Appeal look out for bright yellow collection boxes or visit www.maricurie.org.uk/daffodil.

For further information on Marie Curie’s specialist nursing services or one of our nine hospices, please speak to your local GP or district nurse.

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Pictured: Sheryll Murray MP with impressionist Jon Culshaw

Contact:  Sheryll Murray MP 01579 344428
 
For further information about Marie Curie & the Great Daffodil Appeal, please contact:
Tracy Barrett, Marie Curie Cancer Care, 020 7599 7292 tracy.barrett@mariecurie.org.uk