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Stars line up to support Marie Curie Cancer Care

posted 5 Feb 2010, 13:51 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 5 Feb 2010, 14:07 ]

An assortment of well known faces are supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal this year by encouraging Edinburgh residents to turn their time into nursing care for terminally ill people by volunteering to collect for the charity during February and March.

Stephen Fry, Tony Blackburn, Lynda Bellingham, Jon Culshaw, Stephen Mangan, and Sir Ranulph Fiennes are among the stars who feature in a short video made by Marie Curie Cancer Care to help recruit the hundreds of collectors needed for Edinburgh’s 2010 Great Daffodil Appeal.

Each March the charity encourages everyone in the UK to give a donation in return for a daffodil to wear in support of Marie Curie Nurses. All money raised will help Marie Curie Cancer Care provide free nursing care for people with cancer and other terminal illnesses in their own homes and the charity’s hospices.

Marie Curie Cancer Care’s services are free to patients, their families and carers, but the charity can only provide these with your support.

There are over 60 collections happening across the Edinburgh and the Lothians in March and all we are asking for is people to give two hours of their time to help man these collections. To find out about your nearest collection and availability please call Emily on 0131 470 2291.

Emily Hogg (community fundraising co-ordinator) said “I’ll be out collecting this March to ensure more people get to die peacefully in our hospice or at home surrounded by their family whilst receiving the very best care. After all, everyone should have that choice.”

To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse. For more information about Marie Curie Cancer Care, please visit www.mariecurie.org.uk

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