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Keira backs Marie Curie flower power fund-raiser
9:00pm Monday 14th January 2013 in News
MORE than 100 people from Worcester are needed to take part in this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal.
The appeal is Marie Curie Cancer Care’s biggest fund-raiser which encourages everyone to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin during March.
All the money raised will go towards helping Marie Curie nurses provide free care to people with a terminal illness.
Actress Keira Knightley took a break from promoting her new film Anna Karenina to voice the charity’s radio campaign calling for people to volunteer.
“I’m urging anyone who has an hour or two to spare to collect for the charity this March,” said the actress.
“The money you raise by ensuring as many people as possible are wearing the charity’s daffodil pin will help Marie Curie nurse terminally ill people in their final hours.”
Comedy and stage actor Stephen Mangan, whose parents were cared for by Marie Curie Nurses, is also backing the appeal.
Richard Scott, community fund-raiser for Marie Curie in Worcestershire, said: “Collecting is such a great experience and I hope everyone will help us make this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal a success.”
To volunteer, call Mr Scott on 0117 9427132 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.