Teresa has pledged to champion the concerns of local people with a terminal illness by lending her support to Marie Curie’s campaign calling for the right for everyone to have palliative care when they need it.
Teresa teamed up with Marie Curie Nurse Sally Monger-Godfrey and renowned impressionist Jon Culshaw to back the campaign from the UK’s leading charity for people living with any terminal illness and their families.
“I am pleased to pledge my support to improve care for those suffering with a terminal illness.
“One in four people each year who need palliative care miss out on it because their needs are not recognised or they are not referred on to the right services.
“We have an ageing population, and need to increase our support for those in end of life care to ensure that everyone is able to receive good quality care in their final days.”
Jon Culshaw, a valued supporter of Marie Curie, said:
“Like most of us, I believe that everyone should have the right to palliative care when they need it.
“That’s why I’m supporting Marie Curie’s campaign to make this a reality.”
If you or someone you’re close to has a terminal illness, you can call the Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or visit mariecurie.org.uk/help.