MP and comedian pledge for Marie Curie appeal

Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has made a joint pledge with impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw to support Marie Curie Cancer Care's Great Daffodil Appeal.

Jon Culshaw is an award-winning impressionist and star of the 'Dead Ringers' comedy sketch show.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie's flagship annual fund-raising campaign. Supporters are encouraged to donate to the charity and wear one of its daffodil pins throughout March.

The money raised through the appeal helps Marie Curie provide free nursing and hospice care to terminally ill people and their families.

Mrs Burt said, "Marie Curie do incredible work supporting people going through very difficult times. Our local branch in Solihull provide excellent facilities but they do need your help.

"I would encourage anyone in Solihull to wear a daffodil and make a donation if they can."

Jon Culshaw said, "I am delighted to support Marie Curie's amazing Great Daffodil Appeal and will wear my daffodil pin with pride."

Imelda Redmond, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Marie Curie, said, "We are grateful to have the support of Lorely Burt and Jon Culshaw, as our fund-raising activities are vital to ensure we can continue to provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the charity's nine hospices.

"Every service provided by Marie Curie relies on charitable donations. The generosity of people from across Solihull makes our work possible."

To make a donation to the Great Daffodil Appeal look out for bright yellow collection boxes or visit

For further information on Marie Curie's specialist nursing services or one of our nine hospices, please speak to your local GP or district nurse.

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