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Bexleyheath and Crayford MP attends Daffodil appeal event

PUBLISHED: 16:30 06 March 2018

MP David Evennett at the appeal. Picture: Pete Jones

MP David Evennett at the appeal. Picture: Pete Jones

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MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, David Evennett, attended a Parliamentary event on Wednesday (February 28) to help support Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal, which launched on March 1.

Mr Evennett met with Cold Feet actress and long-term Marie Curie supporter, Fay Ripley, as well as Marie Curie Nurses Victoria Shodeko and Victoria Oluwalogbon, to discuss the launch of the appeal, as well as the important work they do across the UK.

The charity provides care for people living with terminal illness, as well as support for their families.

The appeal has been raising awareness and funds since 1986, and every March it sees millions of people show their support for the charity, simply by giving a donation to wear a daffodil pin.

Marie Curie is calling for as many as possible to get involved and get more people wearing daffoldils.

Mr Evennett said: “Marie Curie Nurses provide vital care for thousands of people living with terminal illnesses, and I am pleased to be able to support this fantastic charity in launching their Great Daffodil Appeal.

“It was also good to meet with Marie Curie staff and supporters to discuss this campaign and the brilliant work they do”.

The daffodil pins will be available from shops and volunteers throughout the month, with the money raised going towards helping to provide essential support for patients and their families at a difficult time.

Each year, 8 million daffodil pins are distributed, and last year the charity raised £6.6million.

Fay Ripley said: “I’m delighted to be here with Mr Evennett to help launch Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal.

“Chances are, we all know someone who’s been affected by a terminal illness, so it’s absolutely crucial that families have the care and support they need at such a difficult time.

“I hope that as many people as possible wear a daffodil this March and understand that in doing so, they are making a huge difference for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.”

To volunteer with the charity or to find out more about the appeal, visit https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.

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