'To Lee, to you' . . . Ashfield MP joins forces with Chuckle Brother to raise awareness of Marie Curie fundraising drive

Lee Anderson, MP for Ashfield and Eastwood, recently met with Paul Chuckle to help support Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign.

By Andy. Done-Johnson
Wednesday, 9th March 2022, 4:02 pm
Lee Anderson MP, left, with Paul Chuckle and a Marie Curie representative.
Lee Anderson MP, left, with Paul Chuckle and a Marie Curie representative.

Mr Anderson and Paul Chuckle, TV comedian and entertainer known for being one-half of comedy duo The Chuckle Brothers, are backing end of life charity Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, the Great Daffodil Appeal.

They pledged their support to the Great Daffodil Appeal and are encouraging local people in Ashfield and Eastwood to donate and wear one of the charity’s daffodil pins to help fund vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness, and their families.

Donations also support the charity’s information and support line, which provides a listening ear to anyone dealing with any aspect of death, dying and bereavement.

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The campaign, held every March, was forced to cancel its public collections for the past two years due to the pandemic. This year, fundraising events and collections are going ahead, and the charity is urging new and existing supporters to come forward to show their support.

Last year Marie Curie provided direct support to more than 69,000 people – a 15% rise on the previous year – which is more than ever before.

Mr Anderson said: ““This is a fantastic charity and I know many families who have reached out to them. From the expert care given by Marie Curie Nurses, through to the reassuring voices on the support line – its services have never been more in need.

"But they can only continue to reach those in urgent need of help with the generosity of the public. That is why I am supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal this March.”

Paul Chuckle, who has been a supporter of Marie Curie since 2015, said: “The charity does fantastic work. It’s dedicated team of nurses, doctors and support staff help make the end of life experience the best it can possibly be for everyone.

"So, I urge you to don a daffodil pin this March and unite with Marie Curie in our wish for a better end of life care for all.”

For more information on how to support or donate to Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal visit: mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil

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