A charity which cares for dying people across the north west says it needs donations to help relieve pressure on the NHS.
Public collections for Marie Curie's annual Great Daffodil Appeal were cancelled earlier this month for the first time in the campaign’s 34 year history because of the coronavirus.
Yet the charity, which also has a hospice in Liverpool, wants to support more terminally ill patients to make space in hospitals.
Marie Curie needs to raise £2.5million a week to continue to run its essential frontline services but says it is geared up to care for additional patients at the end of life across the region.
Chief Executive Matthew Reed told ITV Granada Reports that by moving more terminally ill patients out of hospital it could help free up beds.