Slough MP Tan Dhesi has teamed up with actor Stephen Mangan to help Marie Cure provide care and support to more people living with terminal illnesses.

The pair were at the parliamentary launch event of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising event which is held every March.

Mr Dhesi has pledged his support to the appeal and is encouraging people from across the local area to donate and wear one of the charity’s daffodil pins o held fund care and support for people living with terminal illnesses and their families through nursing and hospice care whilst funding research.

Tan Dhesi MP said: “Every five minutes, someone in the UK dies without getting the care and support they need at the end of their life. Marie Curie’s hugely important work helps so many suffering from terminal cancer, dementia, heart failure and motor neurone disease and the money raised during this Appeal will only ensure they can help even more people.”

Stephen Mangan said: “I experienced first-hand the difference they make when they cared for both my mum and later, my dad at home.

“Chances are, we all know someone who’s been affected by a terminal illness. That’s why I’m delighted to be here with Tan to help launch Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal.

“Whether its worn in celebration, in solidarity or in memory of a loved one, by donating and wearing a daffodil pin during March, you and thousands of others in Slough will help make sure thousands more dying people get the care and support they deserve."

Scott Sinclair, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Marie Curie, said: “Having the support of Tan and Stephen makes a huge difference to our Great Daffodil Appeal.

“Too many people miss out on the care and support they need. By donating and wearing a daffodil pin in March you are helping us to support more people at the most difficult time of their lives.

“We want to make sure that everyone affected by terminal illness, wherever they may live, gets the right support, at the right time – whether that is high quality nursing care, emotional and practical support, or fast access to the benefits they need.”

Daffodil pins will be available from high streets across the country, Marie Curie shops and stores including Superdrug, Spar, Hotter Shoes and Wyevale Garden Centres.

To find out more about the Great Daffodil Appeal, visit Share your memory using #everydaffodil. To Donate £5 to Marie Curie, text DAFF to 70111.