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Polegate MP, Maria Caulfield and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.
Maria and long-term Marie Curie supporter Jason were pictured together with Marie Curie Nurses, Sally Monger-Godfrey and Lib Wolley at a parliamentary event in Westminster to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.
Maria pledged her support to the appeal and is encouraging local people 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 the country, or Superdrug, Spar and Poundworld stores, and Wyevale Garden Centres, during March. Morrisons supermarkets will also be holding GDA fundraising collections this weekend (10-12 March).
Jason, who is best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, said, “I’m delighted to be here with Maria to help launch Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.”
“Please help us make every daffodil count. The charity is also calling on more people to help with local collections. Volunteering a couple hours of your time will make such a difference to the care and support that Marie Curie can provide.”
Speaking afterwards, Maria said, “I am to throw my support behind such a great cause. As a former nurse, I am all too aware of the amazing work that Marie Curie does for those people with terminal illnesses.
“I urge everyone to contribute to the Great Daffodil Appeal as it is for a fantastic cause that for some is life-changing.”
For more information about volunteering for a local collection call 0800 304 7025 or click here.