MP joins Loose Women star to boost charity

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright and actress and presenter Linda Robson have joined forces to '˜get behind the daffodil' this March and help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

Saturday, 5th March 2016, 12:32 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2016, 12:41 pm
Linda Robson and MPs at Portcullis House, Westminster © Pete Jones [email protected]

Iain and Linda were pictured together with Marie Curie Nurses, Leonie Christian and Elisabeth Goze, at a parliamentary event in Westminster to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

Iain Wright said: “With our ever ageing population, providing a high standard of palliative care is an issue which will become more and more important over time.

“More needs to be done to ensure that those living with terminal illness and their loved ones are supported and cared for at the end of their lives.

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“That is why I am encouraging local people to help Marie Curie raise more money than ever before by simply giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin, available from volunteers across the country, or Superdrug and WHSmiths shops during March.”

Linda, who plays Tracey in the hit television show Birds of a Feather, and co-presents ITVs Loose Women, is a long-time supporter of Marie Curie, having experienced first-hand the vital work of the charity.

She said: “Our mum Rita was cared for by Marie Curie and we could never have coped without their constant support and care in her final months.

“Our family still cannot put into words just how grateful we are.”

To donate £5, text *DAFF to 70111 or call 0800 716 146 and donate over the phone.