HALTON MP Derek Twigg teamed up with Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs to help people living with cancer.

The pair have pledged their support for Marie Curie’s Make Every Daffodil Count appeal.

Mr Twigg is encouraging people to help the charity raise more money than ever before by giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin.

He said: “I enjoyed meeting with the Marie Curie team and Jason Isaacs and supporting the very important Make Every Daffodil Count campaign raising funds for terminally ill people.”

Jason, best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, said: “I’m delighted to be here with Derek Twigg to help launch Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

“Please help us make every daffodil count. The charity is also calling on more people to help with local collections.

"Volunteering a couple hours of your time will make such a difference to the care and support that Marie Curie can provide.”

Scott Sinclair, head of policy and public affairs at Marie Curie, said: “Having the support of Derek Twigg and Jason makes a huge difference to Marie Curie in terms of raising awareness about what we do and helping us to reach more people who need us.

“One in four people miss out on the care and support they need at the end of life. We don’t think that's good enough.

“That’s why we are asking MPs to help support our annual Marie Curie fundraising appeal to help enable us to reach more people affected by terminal illness.

“Our services rely on charitable donations so I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who gives a donation and wears a daffodil pin during March.”

To find out about volunteering call 0800 304 7025 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil