Why people are getting behind the daffodil this March

The Great Daffodil Appeal 2016 advert is being televised across the UK from today and shows people – including our volunteers and nurses – supporting the appeal in all sorts of ways.

During last month’s filming, we took the opportunity to speak with some amazing supporters about how and why they’re getting behind the daffodil.

The Great Daffodil Appeal raises millions each year to fund hours of nursing care and support – at home and often overnight – for people living with a terminal illness, and their families. 

By our SIDE

“I’m getting behind the daffodil by going out and collecting so that I can meet the public and talk to them about their stories.”
Melissa Tiley-Waters is a Marie Curie Healthcare Assistant and  knows the importance of every hour funded.

From the START

“I’ve been getting behind the daffodil since the campaign began and we actually used to give out fresh daffodils. Each year the campaign has got bigger and bigger and raised more and more money so Marie Curie Nurses like myself can help care for people living with a terminal illness.”
Bibi Smith has been a Marie Curie Nurse for 23 years. She is also Chair of our Watford Fundraising Group and has always supported the Great Daffodil Appeal.

For PEOPLE who need it

“I’m getting behind the daffodil appeal to help raise funds for people like myself. It also helps their families deal with things.”
Mark Hughes volunteers in a Marie Curie shop and has been living with cancer for 16 years. He received a terminal diagnosis in 2011.

With a ROAR and a SMILE

“I know how very important it is to have the Marie Curie Nurses. It’s such a wonderful cause to be behind. I’m thoroughly behind it and have been for years!”
Carol Smith joined us for filming, along with other volunteers from Lions Clubs International: British Isles & Ireland.

You can meet wonderful people like this by signing up to collect donations and give out daffodil pins near you.

Why not get inspired by watching the TV advert below? Director Nick Jones donated his time, as the cause is close to his heart, and said, “When we do things together it becomes a more powerful shared experience. I wanted to communicate that positive feeling that comes from supporting a great organisation like Marie Curie.”