NORTHERN Powerhouse minister, Jake Berry and actor Stephen Mangan have launched this year's Marie Curie 'Great Daffodil Appeal' at Westminster.

the annual sale of pins of the spring flower raised cash for the charity to provide care and support to more people living with a terminal illness.

Mr Mangan's mother and father were both cared for by Marie Curie enabling them to die at home.

Rossendale and Darwen MP Mr Berry said: “Marie Curie is a charity very close to my heart.

"I've already been out collecting with them in Darwen but I was pleased to attend the campaign launch in Westminster.

"The money raised from the appeal will help Marie Curie be there for more people living with any terminal illness. ”

Mr 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 Jake to help launch Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal."

Marie Curie rapid response healthcare assistant Patricia McDonnell, said: “Whatever your story, donating and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil will help make sure we can be there for more people when they need us the most."

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