Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evan has teamed up with football legend Chris Kamara to support Marie Curie’s Daffodil Appeal.

They were amongst many famous faces at a parliamentary reception event in Westminster to celebrate the UK’s leading end-of-life charity’s 38th Great Daffodil Appeal.

Meeting with Marie Curie healthcare assistant Cherry Rowland, Deputy Speaker Mr Evans discussed the importance of such care and urged people in the Ribble Valley to donate and wear one of Marie Curie’s iconic daffodil pins to support the charity.

The Great Daffodil Appeal encourages people to donate and wear a daffodil pin to raise money to help Marie Curie continue its vital work providing expert care and support to anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from.

Last year, Marie Curie provided end-of-life care and support to more than 44,200 people across the UK.

By 2028, the charity aims to grow that number to 100,000 to provide as much help to those who need it as possible.

Conservative MP Mr Evans said: “Everyone should receive the best possible care and support at the end of their life, but sadly too many miss out.

"That’s why I’m proud to be supporting Marie Curie on their mission to close the gap in end-of-life care and make sure everyone gets the care and support they need."

Former Leeds United player and long-time star of Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday show Chris Kamara said: “As a long-time ambassador of Marie Curie, I have seen first-hand the great work they do to support people at the end of life.

“Marie Curie supported my dear mum Irene in 2003, and I’ll always be grateful for their care and expertise in her time of need.

“The work Marie Curie does is needed now more than ever.

"That’s why I’m urging everyone to show their support for the Great Daffodil Appeal in any way they can.”