The Kelpies went mellow Yellow for Marie Curie

Pictured at the Kelpies are Marie Curie staff Jim Stewart, senior healthcare assistant Joyce Hope, volunteer Mel Duncan and  staff member Jennifer Gale.Pictured at the Kelpies are Marie Curie staff Jim Stewart, senior healthcare assistant Joyce Hope, volunteer Mel Duncan and  staff member Jennifer Gale.
Pictured at the Kelpies are Marie Curie staff Jim Stewart, senior healthcare assistant Joyce Hope, volunteer Mel Duncan and staff member Jennifer Gale. | Alan Peebles 3 Anne Drive,Stenhousemuir, Larbert. FK5 4JE Alan Peebles (07973706009)
The Kelpies were lit up yellow for the first time last night to support the Marie Curie charity and this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

The stunt marked the imminent start of the main fundraising month for the appeal, which is the cancer support charity’s biggest campaign.

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, and supports not only people with terminal cancer, but also those with terminal conditions such as heart and circulatory, Alzheimer’s (including dementia) and chronic respiratory disease.

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In Forth Valley Marie Curie nurses like senior health are assistant Joyce Hope made 313 visits to care for people in their own homes last year, enabling them to spend precious time with their loved ones.

Joyce Hope said: “It’s a pleasure to be representing my colleagues and all the good work going on in the community to support people in the toughest of times.

“I will always remember my first visit at Marie Curie. I was caring for a young mum overnight and her twin girls were starting school the next day.

“They came in all excited in the morning and mum was able to go in the car with them thanks to a good night’s sleep.

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“A few weeks later I received a letter from the twins telling me their mummy was in heaven watching them, and they drew me a picture of flowers.

“It was so special to receive that card and all these years later, that’s stayed with me.”

Jim Stewart Marie Curie community fundraiser said: “It really was a sight to see The Kelpies lit up for Marie Curie, a huge thank you to Scottish Canals for the support.

“We hope everyone that saw it will be inspired to give a donation and wear their daffodil with pride.

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“As well as cash, we’re also able to take contactless donations at our collections for the first time.

“Your support will ensure nurses like Joyce continue to give incredible care to families locally.

The charity hopes to raise £700,000 in Scotland from this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

People can still sign up to give two hours of their time to help at a local collection.

Last year donations helped Marie Curie provide care to over 7,500 people living with terminal illness across Scotland.

For further information about this year’s appeal visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil

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