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MP joins actress to promote Marie Curie appeal.

ALYN and Deeside MP Mark Tami and Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley have joined forces to help Marie Curie provide care and support to more people living with a terminal illness.

Mark and long-term Marie Curie supporter Fay were pictured together with Marie Curie nurses Victoria Shodeko and Victoria Oluwalogbon at a Parliamentary event held this week to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie's biggest annual fundraising campaign.

From March 1, Marie Curie's daffodil pins will be available from volunteers and shops on high streets across Flintshire.

With demand for Marie Curie services growing, as more people die each year, 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 the charity 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.

Mark pledged his 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.

The MP said: "The support Marie Curie nurses do on a day to day basis for those living with incurable diseases and their families is incredible. "The annual Great Daffodil Appeal raises vital awareness and money every year. I urge as many of my constituents as possible to support this campaign to ensure Mare Curie nurses can continue to offer an expert level of care, guidance and support."

Fay, who is best known for her role in the ITV series Cold Feet and also as a recipe author, said: "I'm delighted to be here with Mark Tami to help launch Marie Curie's annual Great Daffodil Appeal.

"Chances are, we all know someone who's been affected by a terminal illness, so it's absolutely crucial that families have the care and support they need at such a difficult time.

"I hope that as many people as possible wear a daffodil this March and understand that in doing so, they are making a huge difference for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones."

Scott Sinclair, head of policy and public affairs at Marie Curie, said: "Having the support of Mark and Fay makes a huge difference to our Great Daffodil Appeal.

"We believe that everyone should have the best quality of care and the best quality of life possible when they are dying."

Marie Curie rapid response nurse Victoria Shodeko said: "Wearing a daffodil is a really easy way to show your support for the thousands of families affected by terminal illness. Everyone deserves to be cared for at the end of their life.

"Every penny raised, every daffodil worn, helps fund our vital care and support.

"It means I can be there for someone who is dying.

"We urgently need as many people as possible to give a donation this year and wear their daffodil with pride.

"Marie Curie services rely on charitable donations, so I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who gives a donation and wears a daffodil pin during March."

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.

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


? Alyn and Deeside MP, Mark Tami, and Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley have joined forces to help Marie Curie provide care and support to more people living with a terminal illness. Pictured: Mark Tami, Fay Ripley and two Marie Curie nurses - Victoria Shodeko and Victoria Oluwalogbon Pete Jones
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Publication:Chester Chronicle (Chester, England)
Date:Mar 8, 2018
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