Health Minister Edwin Poots spoke at the parliament buildings in Stormont on Tuesday, to launch Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal in Northern Ireland.
The Minister paid tribute to the role played by Marie Curie Nurses in providing care to people with terminal illnesses and support for their families.
Edwin Poots said: “The personal and moving stories and memories that are shared as part of the Daffodil Appeal campaign should make all of us stop and think about how much we as a society, and as individuals, owe to the work that Marie Curie does across the UK and in particular here in Northern Ireland.”
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising appeal, which encourages everyone to make a donation and wear a daffodil pin during March. All the funds raised will help Marie Curie Nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes across Northern Ireland and in the Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast.