Hugh Grant is calling for people in Wiltshire to volunteer for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s 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 nursing care for people with a terminal illness at home, surrounded by family and friends. Marie Curie Cancer Care’s services are free to patients, their families and carers but the charity can only provide these with your support.

Hugh is asking anyone who has a couple of hours to spare to turn these into Marie Curie Nursing hours by taking to the Wiltshire streets to collect for the charity. Over the next two months there are several dates and locations across the county.

Hugh Grant said “I know from my own experience just how important it is for terminally ill people to have the choice to be cared for at home.

“When my mother died of cancer she wanted - as most of us would - to spend her last days in the familiar surroundings of her own home. The care provided by Marie Curie Nurses made this possible.

“Every £20 raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will provide an hour of free Marie Curie nursing care. Please support the charity - the more people we can get home the better.”

To volunteer for the Great Daffodil Appeal, visit the web site via the link on the right or call Clair Cusack, Community Fundraiser on 01179 247275.