A FIFE MSP has shown his support to Marie Curie in their largest fundraising appeal month.

Murdo Fraser has lent his support to Marie Curie’s iconic Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at the Scottish Parliament.

Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, the Scottish Conservative politician heard about the care and support that is provided to people living with terminal illness, their families and carers across Scotland.

Mr Fraser said: “I support the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal. I was told that the charity supported over 8,600 terminally ill people across Scotland in their own homes and at its two Scottish hospices during 2021 and 2022.

"In the Mid Scotland and Fife parliamentary region, more than 3,500 visits were made by the charity’s Community Nursing Service to support people in the comfort of their own homes.

“I am only too happy to back this appeal, which started in 1986, by wearing a daffodil pin to raise awareness of how Marie Curie continue providing vital palliative and end of life care and support.”

Amy Dalrymple, Associate Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Marie Curie, Scotland, added: “We would like to thank Murdo for his ongoing support.

“Seeing and hearing first-hand stories of how living with a terminal illness and caring for someone is a sad reminder that many of us have and will encounter Marie Curie at some point in our lives.

“We know that by 2040, a further 10,000 people will be dying with palliative care needs. We need to ensure Marie Curie Nurses will be able to be there for everyone across Scotland who needs them, which is why buying a daffodil pin in March, can help make this possible.”