Local AM Vaughan Gething pledges to make “every daffodil count” for Marie Curie this February

Cardiff South and Penarth Assembly Member Vaughan Gething has pledged to ‘make every daffodil count’ during February and March and help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

Vaughan Gething AM joined forces with Marie Curie Nurses Carolyn Gent and Jan Palmer at an event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday 8th February to help launch the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

As well lending his support to the appeal, Mr Gething is also encouraging his constituents to help the charity raise more money than ever before by simply giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin, available from volunteers across Wales and in Superdrug, Spar and Savers stores and Wyevale garden centres.Vaughan Gething said: “Funds raised through the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal help provide care and support to people at a time when they need it the most. I am proud to ‘make every daffodil count’ for Marie Curie, and I hope the people of Wales will join me in supporting people affected by terminal illness across the country.”

Simon Jones, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Wales, for Marie Curie, added: “To have the support of Vaughan Gething makes a huge difference to Marie Curie. With their help we are able to raise awareness about what we do and reach more people who need us.

“Our services rely on charitable donations, so I’d like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who gives a donation and wears a daffodil pin this February and March. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness, and their loved ones, in homes across Wales, as well as in the charity’s Cardiff & the Vale Hospice in Penarth.”

The Great Daffodil appeal is now in its 31st year.