Jason Isaacs Backs Great Daffodil Appeal Organized by Charity Marie Curie
Jason Isaacs, who has been an ambassador for Marie Curie since 2018, has pledged his support for the Great Daffodil Appeal, the charity’s largest annual fundraising campaign, reports the Bolton News. He is joined by Member of Parliament for Bolton, England, Yasmin Qureshi in encouraging the British public to donate and wear its daffodil pins.
Launched in 1986, the Great Daffodil Appeal raises funds to enable Marie Curie’s workers to provide vital care and essential palliative support to terminally ill patients and their families, including in hospices, in patients’ homes, and over the phone through the charity’s support hotline. This year’s fundraising appeal is exceptionally crucial because the cancellation of fundraising events and the closure of charity shops at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year has substantially depleted Marie Curie’s funds. Yet the number of patients that the charity helps has been rising significantly year over year, highlighting the need for the public’s help in financing their operations.
Isaacs, who played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, urged residents of the United Kingdom to support the charity’s meaningful work and donate a small amount:
Marie Curie does amazing things, and when people don’t have the family members around, they provide love. Towards the end of life, they help the end to be as serene and beautiful and loving as it can be. The work Marie Curie do is needed now more than ever, as the Covid-19 pandemic has had a big impact on their ability to fundraise.
Donations are currently being collected on Marie Curie’s website. Consider lending its workers a monetary hand now!