Paul Chuckle spotted in Scunthorpe supporting charity close to his heart

Paul Chuckle spotted at Morrisons in Scunthorpe to support the Marie Curie volunteers for their hard work.

Paul Chuckle has been spotted shopping in Scunthorpe – and took time to support a charity close to his heart.

The former ChuckleVision starwas doing his shopping in Morrisons, on Lakeside Parkway, when he stopped by to congratulate volunteers supporting Marie Curie. His brother and stage partner, Barry, died in 2018 from bone cancer.

The experience of meeting a Chuckle brother was ‘overwhelming’ for members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth organisation. They were taking part in a national campaign to raise money for the charity which provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families.

In a post on social media, Paul said: “Great work being undertaken @Morrisons #Scunthorpe for @mariecurieuk #GreatDaffodilAppeal.. nice to meet you guys.”

Dr Adnan Muzaffar, External Affairs Secretory of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, says Paul managed to ‘lift everyone’s spirit’ on the day he came over to stop for a picture. Paul thanked them for their continuing hard work.

He told Scunthorpe Live: “It was really good that he stopped and took the time to speak with us. He’s an ambassador for Marie Curie. He said he was really happy that we were doing this and gave our support.

“I remember coming home from school and watching ChuckleVision. I just said, ‘I can’t believe you are in Scunthorpe’ and it was so strange to see a legend.

“We understand that Barry was heavily involved in Marie Curie when he was ill and Paul supports them as much as he can. It was a pleasure to receive his support.”

Junior Doctor, Nabeegh Nadeem from the Ahmadiyya Muslim, said it was great to meet Paul in Scunthorpe.

He told Scunthorpe Live: “Paul is a childhood hero of mine, I still remember I used to come back from school and used to watch ChuckleVision with my family and we all really enjoyed that show.”

Youth Mentor and event organiser, Kamran Muzaffar, said it was a fantastic opportunity to do something nice for Marie Curie.

He said: “We want to thank all the amazing people who came and donated to Marie Curie. It is a very worthy cause and for people to give so generously to Marie Curie, even in these difficult economic times, is a testament to their generosity and good will.

“We also want to thank Morrisons for allowing us to use their premises too.”

Mamoon Khalid, aged 13, also volunteered for Marie Curie on the day and he took a picture with Paul at the stall. He feels it is necessary to do his bit.

He said: “I really enjoyed wearing the Marie curie hat and raising funds for a worthy cause. I want to continue to do my bit in the future as well to help others.

”It was a real pleasure to meet Paul as well. He’s so funny.”

And comments came in thanking the Chuckle brother for his support of the charity on social media. Liz Barnaby said: “Welcome to sunny Scunny.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Yorkshire spoke of their pleasure at meeting the celebrity and said: “It was a pleasure to support this great cause. Thank you for your support Paul.”

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