Celebrity support boosts The Great Daffodil Appeal

It’s been just six days since the launch of The Great Daffodil Appeal, and we’ve already had the thumbs-up from lots of celebrities. From sports stars to actors, everyone’s been talking about the appeal.

Please join them and donate today, to help Marie Curie Nurses care for people with terminal illnesses.

Linda heaps praise on Hampstead hospice

Linda Robson and Lorraine Kelly standing next to each other at ITV studios. Both are wearing daffodils for Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal.Birds of a Feather actress Linda Robson talked about The Great Daffodil Appeal on ITV’s The Lorraine Show on 4 March. Linda told host Lorraine Kelly about the care her terminally-ill mum received at the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead, in London.

“It was the most beautiful place and the staff were so lovely to us,” said Linda, whose mother was at the hospice for five months in 2012.

Linda recalled how the staff helped her to organise a birthday party for her mum, surprising her with a cake and organising a celebration in the canteen. She said that the hospice enabled her mother, who had cancer and dementia, to have a peaceful death, surrounded by family.

Linda added: “I can never thank them enough for what they did and how they helped all of us.”

Soap stars speak out

Emmerdale actors Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry pictured together wearing daffodils for the Great Daffodil AppealEmmerdale actors Zoe Henry and Jeff Hordley, who play Rhona Goskirk and Cain Dingle in the soap, are also supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal.

Jeff, whose mother was cared for by Marie Curie Nurses, said: “We’re really pleased to get behind the Great Daffodil Appeal and support Marie Curie. We hope everyone will wear a daffodil and give a donation this March to help Marie Curie Nurses provide more of the fantastic care they give to people with terminal illnesses.”

Support from sports

We've also had a real boost from rugby and football.

Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger and Liverpool’s Brendan Rogers were among many football managers snapped wearing a daff at matches, and Welsh Rugby Union head coach Warren Gatland also donned a daffodil for us.

The Great Daffodil Appeal runs throughout March. Find out more about it, and read our Real Life Stories, here.