Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Mangan have joined forces this March to ask people to wear a Marie Curie daffodil pin to help fund vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness, and their families.
Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon & East Thurrock, and Marie Curie Ambassador actor Stephen Mangan, along with Marie Curie Rapid Response Healthcare Assistant Patricia McDonnell pledged their support to the Marie Curie Appeal.
They call on the constituents of South Basildon & East Thurrock to donate and wear one of the charity’s daffodil pins to help fund vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness, and their families.
Daffodil pins will be available from high streets across the country, Marie Curie shops and stores including Superdrug, Spar, Hotter Shoes and Wyevale Garden Centres. Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil. Share your memory using #everydaffodil. To Donate £5 to Marie Curie, text DAFF to 70111.
Stephen Metcalfe MP said: “Every five minutes, someone in the UK dies without getting the care and support they need at the end of their life. The money raised from the Appeal will help Marie Curie be there for more people living with any terminal illness such as terminal cancer, dementia, heart failure, and motor neurone disease.”
Stephen Mangan said: “I experienced first-hand the difference they make when they cared for both my mum and later, my dad at home. Chances are, we all know someone who’s been affected by a terminal illness. That’s why I’m delighted to be here with Stephen Metcalfe to help launch Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal.”
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