MARIE Curie Cancer Care is appealing for people in Runcorn and Widnes to donate an hour of their time to support the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

The appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser which encourages everyone to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin during March.

Actress Olivia Colman said: “I’m supporting Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal and urging anyone who has an hour or two to spare this March to sign up and collect funds for the charity.

“The money you raise by encouraging people to donate and wear the charity’s daffodil pin will help Marie Curie Nurses provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes, as well as vital support for their families, at the most difficult of times.”

Actor, Jim Carter is also supporting the campaign. He said: “Just an hour of your time will help Marie Curie Nurses provide more care to people with terminal illnesses at home or in one of its hospices, as well as invaluable support for their loved ones.”

Michelle Bate, community fundraiser for Marie Curie in Runcorn and Widnes, said: “We need over 1000 people over the regiion to help us collect this March.

“We’re so pleased Olivia Colman and Jim Carter are supporting the campaign and urging everyone to sign up to collect. “Collecting is a really enjoyable and rewarding experience and I hope everyone will help us make this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal a big success.”

To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 0161 255 2809 or visit

Jim Carter and Olivia Coleman urge Halton people to help local cancer sufferers (Pics saved as ‘JIMCARTER’ and ‘OLIVIACOLEMAN’)