MP gets behind the daffodil this March

Piotured from left to right: Elisabeth (nurse), Linda Robson, Eilidh Whiteford, Leonie (nurse).
Piotured from left to right: Elisabeth (nurse), Linda Robson, Eilidh Whiteford, Leonie (nurse).

Banff and Buchan MP, Dr Eilidh Whiteford and actress and presenter Linda Robson have joined forces to ‘get behind the daffodil’ this March.

Eilidh and Linda were pictured together with Marie Curie Nurses, Leonie Christian and Elisabeth Goze, at a parliamentary event in Westminster to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

Dr Whiteford 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.

She said: “Marie Curie does fantastic work providing care and much needed support to people living with terminal illness and their families in the North East. The Great Daffodil Appeal is an opportunity for everyone to donate what they can and show their support”.

Linda, who plays Tracey in the hit television show Birds of a Feather, said:“I’m delighted to be here with Dr Eilidh Whiteford to help launch the 30th anniversary of the Great Daffodil Appeal.”

Scott Sinclair, head of Policy and Public Affairs at Marie Curie, added: “Having the support of Dr Eilidh Whiteford and Linda makes a huge difference to Marie Curie in terms of raising awareness about what we do and helping us to reach more people who need us.”

For more information about the Great Daffodil Appeal and to volunteer to collect for Marie Curie, please call 0845 601 3107 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.