I am appealing to your readers to turn a couple of spare hours into nursing care for terminally ill people by volunteering for Marie Curie Cancer Care's Great Daffodil Appeal.
This March, the charity will encourage everyone to wear a daffodil in support of Marie Curie nurses like me, and we need 18,000 people from across the UK to man these collections on their local high street.
All money raised will help fund Marie Curie nurses in your region, providing terminally ill people with the choice to be cared for at home.
Most people want to die at home or in a hospice but the majority die in hospital, so I'll be out collecting to ensure more people get to die peacefully, surrounded by the people and things they love the most.
The charity's services are free but can only be provided with your support. To volunteer, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil or call the Daffodil Hotline on 0845 601 3107.
Marie Curie Nursing Ambassador of the Year for England
Marie Curie Cancer Care 89 Albert Embankment