Marie Curie Cancer Care is asking people to wear a daffodil pin in March to back its annual Great Daffodil Appeal, supported by Yellow Pages. Most people would choose to die at home, many would choose a hospice, but in reality the majority of people die i

Marie Curie Cancer Care is asking people to wear a daffodil pin in March to back its annual Great Daffodil Appeal, supported by Yellow Pages.Most people would choose to die at home, many would choose a hospice, but in reality the majority of people die in hospital, the place they least want to be. Every donation for a daffodil will help the charity towards its target of £5.5 million to help give people the choice of free specialist end-of-life nursing care from Marie Curie Nurses. This year the charity is celebrating 60 years of providing nursing care, so help it make this anniversary year the best ever. Over the past 60 years Marie Curie Nurses have made a real difference to thousands of terminally ill people and their families by caring for them in their own home or one of the charity's 10 UK hospices.Daffodil pins can be picked up from thousands of local stores, schools, street collectors and Marie Curie shops across the UK throughout March. Thanks to Yellow Pages' support, the money raised through the Great Daffodil Appeal goes directly towards funding the thousands of Marie Curie Nurses nationwide.You can also be part of the appeal by joining your local team of daffodil volunteers, turning hours of volunteering into hours of care, or by organising your own fundraising event. There are hundreds of Great Daffodil Appeal fundraising events up and down the UK to get involved in too, including eight glamorous Daffodil balls, a series of 'Devoted to Life' walks and Daffodil runs.n For further information about the appeal or to find out how you can help, please call the Daffodil Hotline on 0845 601 3107 (local rate) or visitwww.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil