Get behind Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal by wearing a daffodil pin this March to support Marie Curie Nurses.
The appeal is the charity’s biggest fundraising campaign and throughout the month volunteer collectors in the street, in shops and offices will be asking people to wear a daffodil in return for a donation.
All money raised from the appeal helps provide free nursing care for people with a terminal illness in their own homes.
Research shows that around 65 per cent of us would prefer to die at home if suffering from a terminal illness, while a sizeable minority would opt for hospice care.
However, more than 50 per cent of cancer deaths still occur in hospital, where people saythey would least like to be.
Since 2004 Marie Curie Cancer Care has been campaigning for more patients to be able to die in their place of choice and is making this possible for more people each year.
Marie Curie nurses typically provide overnight nursing care at home to patients in the last weeks of their lives as advised by the local district nurse.
For further information please call 0845 601 3107 (local rate) or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil.