Owen Thompson, SNP MP for Midlothian, is asking his constituents to join him in supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal 2016 and raising money for Marie Curie nurses.

Earlier this week Mr Thompson attended a Westminster event sponsored by Marie Curie and joined ‘Birds of a Feather’ actress Linda Robson – whose mother Rita was cared for by Marie Curie nurses – in saluting the work done by Marie Curie.

Marie Curie have provided care and support for people living with any terminal illness, along with their families, for over 65 years. In the last year alone, they cared for over 40,000 people across the UK.

Every March, thousands of supporters join together through the Great Daffodil Appeal to raise money for Marie Curie nurses, through collecting donations and handing out daffodil lapel pins. Every £20 donated pays for an hour of nursing care, giving peace of mind to patients and families alike. Marie Curie is hoping that this year’s campaign – dubbed “Get Behind The Daffodil” – will be their biggest yet, and are looking for volunteers for collection, as well as high visibility on social media via the hashtag #getbehindthedaff

Commenting, Owen Thompson MP said:

“Marie Curie continue to do amazing work for those who are dealing with terminal illness. It is an almost superhuman task they do, yet the Marie Curie nurses make it look easy.

“I would urge my Midlothian constituents to join the Great Daffodil appeal however they can, either by organising their own collections, donating online or making a donation in person and wearing their own daffodil pins. By getting behind the daffodil, we can make a difference in the lives of those who are in a difficult time of great need, and say ‘thank you’ to Marie Curie as well.

“And now I can definitely say that Linda Robson and I are ‘birds of a feather’ – we are united in our support and respect for Marie Curie.”

For more information, please visit the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal website: