Hugh Grant Lends Cancer Awareness His Love Actually
I have this really great Hugh Grant impression that would be an ideal way to start this post, but since I’m limited to the written word, you’ll just have to imagine it. So while you read, keep in mind that I have ruffled my hair, undone my top button, put on a really offensive British accent and adopted a generally confused/love struck tone ala, “Oh my, there’s been a terrible mix-up.” Great…let’s begin.
You might think all Hugh Grant can do is star in romantic comedies, but you’d be wrong…he can also rock the sauce out of some pretty serious charity action. Indeed, Mr. Grant will lend his support to the British charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care beginning this Saturday. Hugh got an up close and personal look at the group when they helped his mother battle pancreatic cancer in 2001.
He says, “Mum was very determined – as apparently most people are in her situation – to die at home and it simply wouldn’t have been possible without them. She was in quite a lot of pain and very weak and needed 24-hour care. They were just incredibly discreet and good humored, and above all, astonishingly kind.”
Grant will help launch the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal which encourages people throughout the UK to give donations for daffodil badges and wear them during the month of March!
To find out more about Marie Curie Cancer Care go visit their website! To find out more about Hugh…well just go visit your local video store and look under the section, “American Movies About Love-Starring Charming Yet Confused British Actors.”