Chart topping musician Olly Murs is among stars of music, stage and screen who have shared their memories of loved ones for terminal illness charity Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal – which is encouraging the nation to donate and wear a daffodil on Daffodil Day, March 31st.
Taking time out from his UK arena tour, the popstar commented “On the 31st March, I’ll be wearing my Marie Curie Daffodil and remembering my best friend, who lost his mum to cancer a few years ago.”
Other celebrities who shared their personal memories include Hollywood actor Jason Isaacs, The Wanted star and solo artist Nathan Sykes and TV favourite, Stephen Mangan who will all be wearing their daffodils to mark the end of the month long appeal on 31st March.
Completing the line-up are radio and TV personalities Amanda Lamb and Vanessa Feltz, alongside Good Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin, radio host Dave Berry and actress Alison Steadman. Star of the big screen Jane Horrocks and comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers also shared memories, with the nation’s favourite pundit Chris Kamara, soprano Laura Wright and team GB Olympian Duncan Goodhew, also lending their support.
The celebrity filled clip comes as recent research revealed how forty-one per cent of Brit’s most enduring memories of loved ones included their jokes, smiles and laughs.
Eighty-two per cent of those surveyed said they believed that sharing these positive memories of loved ones who had died helped deal with their loss.
Sadly however, nearly a third of people who have lost someone feel their memories were jeopardised by the care and support they received.
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, taking place throughout March and culminating in Daffodil Day on March 31st. Funds raised will help Marie Curie Nurses care for people living with a terminal illness in their own homes and the charity’s hospices For more information on how to donate, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call 0800 304 7025.