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Actor Hugh Grant has thrown his support behind a campaign being run by a newspaper in North West England to raise money for cancer nurses.

The actor was in Bolton to help launch a campaign being run by The Bolton News that aims to raise over $200,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses, who care for terminal cancer patients who want to die at home.

“I know from my own experience how important it is to have someone you love die at home, cared for by a Marie Curie nurse,” said the 48-year-old – whose mother died of pancreatic cancer in 2001 – told the newspaper. "That’s why I’m supporting the Bolton nursing appeal; £20 can pay for an hour of care but you don’t have to just donate your money, you could get sponsored to take on a challenge, hold an event or share some of your time and skills.

“Whatever way you can, please support Bolton’s Marie Curie nurses, they do such an amazing job.”

According to The Bolton News, there are 21 Marie Curie nurses in the region, who provided more than 12,000 hours of care last year, free of charge.

Donations to the campaign can be made at www.mariecurie.org.uk/bolton.

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