COWDENBEATH MSP Annabelle Ewing lent her support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament.

Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, Ms Ewing was interested to hear about care and support provided to people living with terminal illness in Scotland.

Marie Curie has a highly popular charity shop on Cowdenbeath High Street.

Marie Curie supported over 8,600 people in Scotland last year through their hospices, nursing care and support services. In the MSP's Cowdenbeath constituency over 4,000 visits were made by Marie Curie Nurses caring for people in their own homes in 2017/18.

Supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal by donating and wearing a daffodil pin in March helps Marie Curie provide vital care for people living with a terminal illness and support for their families. Generous Scots donate around £700,000 each year to the appeal.

Ms Ewing said: “Many of my constituents will know from their own family’s experience, the important role that the care and support provided by Marie Curie staff and volunteers can play when they are dealing with terminal illness.

"The important work they do has to be supported with fundraising and I have absolutely no hesitation in giving my support to the annual Great Daffodil Appeal and I will wear my daffodil with pride.”

Susan Brown from Marie Curie said: “Thank you to Annabelle for her support.

"Behind every daffodil, there’s a story and by donating and wearing your daffodil today you’re helping us be there for more people at the end of their lives, uniting with millions who believe dying people should get the care and support they deserve.”

To find out more about the Great Daffodil Appeal, visit or call free on 0800 304 7025. To donate £5 to Marie Curie, text DAFF to 70111