Comedy icon and charity ambassador Paul Chuckle is urging Morrisons staff in Lancashire to back a charity in an upcoming vote.

Mr Chuckle, one half of the Chuckle brothers who starred in the beloved children's TV series Chucklevision, is asking the supermarket's staff to choose Marie Curie as their charity partner for the next three years.

Marie Curie says the funding would enable its local teams to aid more individuals nearing the end of life, develop existing services, and introduce new ones.

Mr Chuckle supported the cause with a special video message for Morrisons' employees, after experiencing Marie Curie's invaluable aid for his brother Barry at home.

In his message, Paul said: "Your support could help fund half a million hours of nursing care.

"The money you raise will be used on services local to your region.

"So, a vote for Marie Curie means more nurses helping more people in your communities, meaning more care in Chorley, more support in Skelmersdale, and more nurses in Nelson.

"Please vote Marie Curie today and a big thanks to you."

Gina Hopwood, the charity's community fundraiser for Lancashire, said: “Morrisons is like Marie Curie in that they understand their local communities and the unique wants and needs of the area.

"We’re there supporting people with everything from pain relief and symptoms to emotional needs and respite for families, so they can live the best life possible, right to the end.

“We're all unique, and what matters most to you matters to us – so the care Marie Curie gives will always reflect your wants and needs.

"Whether it’s for months, weeks, a day, overnight, or even just for one hour, we help you and your family to live the best life possible, right to the end.

“Vote for Marie Curie today and, together, we can reach more families, in more communities so no one has to face terminal illness alone.”