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Rugby star and TV presenter wife pop in at Bradford hospice
2:00pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Local news
Former Woodhouse Grove pupil Paul Sampson and his wife, TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, visited the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford, to add their support to this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal.
The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest fundraiser, and encourages everyone to support those with a terminal illness by giving a donation and wearing a daffodil pin throughout March. All funds raised will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to local people with a terminal illness in their own home and the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford.
Paul and Kirsty know first hand the importance of the work of Marie Curie as Paul’s father was cared for at the Bradford hospice.
Paul retired from rugby at the end of the 2011 season after a successful career as a winger playing both Rugby League and Union. This year is his testimonial year and numerous events are planned, including one in Leeds in 2014, to celebrate his achievements on the rugby field as well as to raise funds for his chosen charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Sharon Link, Hospice Fundraising Manager, said: “We need everyone in the Bradford area to donate and wear one of our daffodil pins during March. Every penny you give is vital in helping us support people with terminal illnesses.
For details on how to get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal, call Lucy Burnett on (01274) 337017 or visit: mariecurie.org.uk.