Local MSP pledges support for Scottish charity

MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast Stewart Stevenson
MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast Stewart Stevenson

The MSP for Banfshire & Buchan Coast Stewart Stevenson has pledged his support for a charity appeal at the Scottish Parliament.

The local MSP got behind the Great Daffodil Appeal at Holyrood last week.

Mr Stevenson met staff and heard about the work of the charity that last year provided care and support for more than 7400 people living with a terminal illness in Scotland.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest campaign which takes place throughout March. All funds raised help Marie Curie nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.

Mr Stevenson said: “Marie Curie has 2000 nurses in the UK and provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness across Scotland.

“The work carried out by Marie Curie nurses is exceptional, and the Great Daffodil Appeal is vital to generate the funds needed to carry out the work that they do.”

Richard Meade, Marie Curie head of Policy and Public Affairs Scotland, said: “We’re calling on everyone in Scotland to get behind the daffodil and join Stewart in supporting people by donating and wearing a daffodil pin. Your support will help us provide more care.”