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Mid Ulster District Council supports Great Daffodil Appeal

05 February 2016

Mid Ulster District Council has got behind Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal for 2016. Chair of the Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, and Vice-Chair, Councillor Kim Ashton lent their support to Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal at the Dungannon Council Offices recently.

They took the opportunity to meet local staff and hear about the work of the charity that provides care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families across Mid Ulster.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser, which encourages everyone to volunteer to fundraise for the charity at home and at work or to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin in March. The money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the Belfast Hospice

Commenting, Councillor Dillon said: “I’ve always been a strong supporter of Marie Curie and I am pleased to lend my support to this year’s daffodil appeal. The work Marie Curie do with patients who have cancer and other terminal illness is extremely important, not only for the individual but also their family and friends.”

Councillor Ashton also lent her support to the campaign, saying “It is a privilege to help launch this years Appeal.  At a very difficult time Marie Curie’s caring and professional support is immense and I know many people across Mid Ulster will be supporting this appeal to raise funds for Marie Curie.”

Sandra Spence, Community Fundraiser, Marie Curie, said “It’s thanks to the support of organisations such as Mid Ulster District Council that we can spread the word about the Great Daffodil Appeal and raise vital funds to provide care and support through terminal illness. Every March millions of people support our biggest fundraising campaign and it’s easy to join in. Sign up to collect for 2 hours at your local collection or organise your own collection in your workplace or simply give a donation and wear your daffodil pin.”

If you can spare just 2 hours to collect for Marie Curie and support the Great Daffodil Appeal, contact Sandra Spence on 078 7219 7182, email sandra.spence@mariecurie.org.uk, or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil

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