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Green Wing actor Stephen Mangan fronts Marie Curie fundraising appeal

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Stephen Mangan, star of hospital-based comedy Green Wing, is fronting a fundraising appeal for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Both Mr Mangan’s parents were looked after by Marie Curie nurses before losing their battles with cancer. The star’s mother died of bowel cancer, aged just 45, and his father died from a brain tumour.

Mr Mangan, who is currently starring in Channel Four’s new series Free Agents, said: ‘We had many very special moments with both mum and dad in the relaxed and familiar surroundings of home.

‘Having Marie Curie nurses there to look after them meant that we could be the family we are without having to worry about anything,’ he added.

Mr Mangan will raise awareness of the charity’s home nursing service by featuring in radio advertisements for the Marie Curie Cancer Care 2009 Great Daffodil Appeal.

‘I’m proud to be supporting the appeal in any way I can and will be wearing my daffodil, not only in memory of mum and dad, but to support the thousands of Marie Curie Nurses going out to homes across the UK every day,’ he said.

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