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A PORTSMOUTH MP has joined forces with a famous comedian to pledge support to a cancer charity.

Penny Mordaunt, who represents Portsmouth North, joined Jon Culshaw at an event celebrating Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal at the House of Commons.

The appeal is a fundraising drive which the charity runs throughout March each year.

Money raised helps provide free nursing and hospice care to terminally-ill people and their families.

Ms Mordaunt said: ‘Marie Curie does the most amazing work, and I know how much this is appreciated by the people I represent. Thank you to all of their fundraisers in Portsmouth for the work they are doing for this appeal, and all year round.’

Imelda Redmond, of Marie Curie, said: ‘We are grateful to have the support of Penny and Jon, as our fundraising activities are vital to ensure we can continue to provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s nine hospices.’