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Football League team together to launch Marie Curie Football Week

The Football League's 72 clubs will join forces in a united week of action to raise awareness and funds for the league's official charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care.

From March 7th to March 14th the whole of The Football League will show its support for the charity which provides care, free of charge, to terminally ill patients in their own homes.

Across the seven days, every league club manager will wear the Marie Curie Cancer Care daffodil pin for their dedicated Marie Curie Football Week home game and media interviews.

Clubs will also hold matchday collections for the charity and a host of other fundraising activities.

With a fundraising target for the 2010/11 season of £500,000, Marie Curie Football Week is key in generating the funds the charity needs to deliver free nursing care in every Football League community throughout England and Wales.

Greg Clarke, Chairman of The Football League, said: "This week of action is one of the major focuses of our partnership with Marie Curie this season and we look forward to collectively raising a large amount of money for this fantastic charity.

"The national reach of Marie Curie Football Week is going to give fans, players and managers at all clubs the chance to support the crucial work carried out by Marie Curie Nurses in local communities."

Catherine LeRoy, Marie Curie Nurse, added: "We’ve seen Football League fans and clubs across England and Wales really get behind the charity this season.

"The generosity of everyone involved will last long after the final whistle has gone. I want to thank everyone who has played a part for ensuring that nurses like me can continue to provide free care to people at home in each of the 72 Football League communities."

For more information about the partnership and how to get involved, please visit: www.football-league.­co.­uk/­mariecurie.

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