Michael Fish, Ann Widdecombe, Nick Hewer andother famous figures get behind the appeal, which takes place throughout March
Marie Curie is launching its Great Daffodil Appeal, the charity’s biggest annual fundraising appeal, with exclusive images of famous figures from TV, fashion, acting and politics.
Ann Widdecombe called for people to support the appeal at Parliament, while Michael Fish delivered a special ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’ weather forecast for March. Stephen Mangan, in his current role in the Jeeves and Wooster play, got behind the appeal and donned a daffodil to support Marie Curie. Nick Hewer and Warwick Davis also took part in the daffodil-themed photo shoots connected to their fields of work to help launch the appeal.
The Great Daffodil Appeal takes place throughout March and encourages everyone to make a donation and wear a daffodil pin during the month. All the funds raised from the appeal will help Marie Curie Nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s nine hospices.
The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe DSG said: “I am supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal. When my brother Malcolm passed away at home in 2010, surrounded by family, he was able to do so because of Marie Curie Nurses. They helped Malcolm be at home, where he wanted to be, in the last days of his life. Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal is vital in helping Marie Curie Nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses. So please join me in supporting the appeal by wearing a daffodil this March.”
To find out how you can get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0845 601 3107