A leading end of life charity is encouraging people to ‘go yellow’ this month.

Marie Curie is inviting people to take part in fundraising events such as a yellow dress up day at work, or a yellow themed bake sale, and help the charity’s care and support reach every mum, dad and family member – whatever the illness.

The charity's Great Daffodil Appeal, which is supported by Superdrug, also encourages everyone to wear the iconic daffodil pins and donate to the cause through March to help Marie Curie deliver its expert end of life care and support.

The flagship fundraiser raises much needed funds for Marie Curie Nurses and healthcare professionals to provide expert support and hospice care in the comfort of their home.

Today, one in four people don’t get the end of life care they need and the team at Marie Curie believe that everyone deserves expert care and support at the end of life.

Kara Frampton, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Dorset, said: “We’re looking to paint Dorset yellow this March and need all the support we can get. That’s why we are asking people in Dorset to get involved by hosting dress up days, bake sales, or any other fun and colourful fundraising events they can think of.

“We’re now in our 38th year of the Great Daffodil Appeal but every year we are overwhelmed by the creativity and dedication of our wonderful supporters who fundraise for us.

“By going yellow and fundraising for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal, Dorset residents will be helping us to deliver vital services to those people with any illness they are likely to die from and their loved ones."

The appeal also funds the charity’s free support line and webchat, available to anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from and those close to them. It offers practical and emotional support.

Marie Curie is dependent on public donations and last year supporters helped the charity provide direct care to more than 44,200 people across the UK via its nine hospices, and through overnight nursing care in people’s own homes.

To support the appeal email kara.frampton@mariecurie.org.uk or call 07712 691510.