CONSTITUENTS are being encouraged to donate and wear the Marie Curie daffodil.

North Wales AM Llyr Gruffydd has joined forces with Marie Curie nurse Judith Thursfield and clinical nurse manager Julie Davies to help launch the charity's annual fundraising campaign.

Mr Gruffydd is also asking supporters to help the charity raise money by giving a donation and wearing their daffodil pin. These are available from volunteers in Marie Curie shops, Superdrug, Spar, Hotter Shoes and Wyevale garden centres.

The Great Daffodil appeal, held every March, is now in its 33rd year.

Mr Gruffydd said: “Funds raised through the appeal help provide care and support to people at a time when they need it the most, be that through a Marie Curie nurse at home or in a hospice, or by speaking to the charity’s information and support line."

Simon Jones, head of policy and Public Affairs, Wales, for Marie Curie, said: “To have the support of Llyr Gruffydd makes a huge difference to Marie Curie. With their help we are able to raise awareness about what we do and reach more people who need us.

"Our services rely on charitable donations, so I’d like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who gives a donation and wears a daffodil pin this March."