Vital role in caring

PUBLISHED: 13:58 16 March 2006 | UPDATED: 13:20 04 May 2010

EVERY year, Marie Curie Cancer Care provides help for about 25,000 cancer patients and their families free of charge. High-quality Marie Curie Nursing gives terminally ill people the choice of dying at home, supported by their families. At the organisatio

EVERY year, Marie Curie Cancer Care provides help for about 25,000 cancer patients and their families free of charge.

High-quality Marie Curie Nursing gives terminally ill people the choice of dying at home, supported by their families.

At the organisation's 10 hospices, staff actively promote quality of life for patients and provide much-needed support for their carers.

The charity also invests money in research through its work at the Marie Curie Research Institute.

Marie Curie chose to adopt the daffodil emblem in 1986 because the flower is universally recognised as a symbol of renewal.

It is also used as an emblem by leading cancer charities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Irish Republic.

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