Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal Gets a Bunch of Lawyers

Members of the Connect2Law Scottish legal network are adding their combined strength to Marie Curie Cancer Care's Great Daffodil Appeal throughout March.

Connect2Law firms will display a donation box in 90 offices – covering the whole of Scotland, from Lerwick to Kirkcudbright - enabling clients, staff and visitors to make a £2 donation to wear a daffodil pin as well as encouraging more people to get involved with the Great Daffodil Appeal.

Every March millions of people across the UK support the Great Daffodil Appeal by giving a donation to wear a daffodil pin. The campaign raised an incredible £361,000 in Scotland last year, and this money is vital in helping Marie Curie nurse terminally ill people at home in their final hours.

Every donation given and daffodil worn will help Marie Curie Cancer Care provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes or one of the charity's hospices.

Delivery network Legal Post has also agreed to distribute and collect the boxes to the Connect2Law member firms, as well as making their own donation to a great cause.

Harper Macleod LLP, Legal Advisers to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, is the Scottish hub firm of Connect2Law – the leading referral and support network that allows high street and rural firms to give their clients access to specialist legal advice without losing their business.

Anne Macdonald, Lead Partner for Connect2Law, said: "The work Marie Curie does is vital to communities across the country and with our members at the heart of these communities also, the Great Daffodil Appeal was the perfect cause to get behind. The Connect2Law family have always risen to the occasion when it comes to charity and I'm sure they will bring their energy and enthusiasm to such a worthwhile campaign."

Paul Cockram, corporate development manager, Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: "We are delighted to have the support of the Connect2Law network this year. The Great Daffodil Appeal is our biggest campaign and all the money raised will allow Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to more terminally ill people in their own homes and in our hospices here in Scotland."