Marie Curie’s flower power

At an event in Parliament recently, MP for Macclesfield, David Rutley, joined Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley to help Marie Curie in its task of providing care and support to more people living with a terminal illness.

David and long-term Marie Curie supporter Fay met with Marie Curie Nurses, Victoria Shodeko and Victoria Oluwalogbon, at a Parliamentary reception to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. Local residents are encouraged to help the charity raise more money than ever before, by simply giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin.

Running from 1st March, Marie Curie’s daffodil pins will be available from volunteers and shops on high streets across Cheshire East. With demand for Marie Curie services growing, the charity hopes that this March, more people than ever will give a donation and wear the iconic yellow flower. The money raised will help ensure that the charity can be there for more people living with any terminal illness, providing them and their loved ones with vital care and support at the most difficult time of their lives.

Marie Curie is there for everyone affected by a terminal illness, including those with cancer, dementia, heart or lung disease, and neurological conditions like motor neurone disease. It provides a range of services focussing on where gaps exist in high quality care and where it can reach more people. It also provides practical information and support, funds vital research and campaigns for more people to have access to high quality, personalised care wherever and whenever they need it.

To find out more about the Great Daffodil Appeal, visit or call free on 0800 304 7025. You can also text DAFF to 70099 to donate £5.

Speaking after the event, David said, “I am pleased to support this important campaign and would like to thank all Marie Curie’s nurses for the compassionate and dedicated care they offer to people with terminal illnesses, which is of huge support to patients’ families. Wearing a daffodil is an easy way to show support for this invaluable campaign, and make a difference for people living with a terminal illness, and their families.”

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