What does the daffodil pin mean?

Have you noticed people wearing yellow flower pins made of fabric across the UK? People wear these daffodil pins and badges to support the Great Daffodil Appeal.

Funds raised from people wearing the yellow flower pin provide care for people living with a terminal illness.

The Marie Curie daffodil pin on a jacket
The Marie Curie daffodil is a yellow, fabric pin badge.

What do daffodils symbolise?

Daffodil flowers begin to pop up when winter ends. They’re a symbol of spring and symbolise new beginnings and rebirth. They’re a positive, life-affirming symbol, with a bright and joyful yellow colour.

Daffodils are strong, resilient flowers that pop up year after year. Some people choose to plant daffodils in memory of their loved ones. This can bring reassurance and comfort.

What does the yellow daffodil pin mean?

The more daffodils worn with pride, the more families Marie Curie can help. Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness including cancer, dementia and heart disease.

Our nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our hospices offer specialist care around the clock.

By donating and wearing your daffodil flower pin, you can make sure people living with a terminal illness like Linda get expert palliative care at the end of their lives.

“I’m not dying of cancer, I’m living with cancer. I make sure I live every day to the fullest when I can. Just because I’ve got a terminal illness, doesn’t mean my life stops."
Linda wearing a daffodil

Why do people wear daffodil pins?

There are many reasons why people choose to wear their daffodil. Many people wear the pins to celebrate the work of Marie Curie Nurses. Other people may wear their daffodil in memory of a loved one, or because their family received support from Marie Curie.

Everyone who wears a pin is making sure the charity can care for more people living with a terminal illness.

Lots of people choose to wear yellow flower pins during the Great Daffodil Appeal. You might spot celebrities, football managers and MPs wearing daffodils. Find out more about our celebrity supporters.

Celebrities Alison Steadman, Stacey Solomon and Jason Isaacs wearing daffodil pins
Celebrities Alison Steadman, Stacey Solomon and Jason Isaacs are wearing daffodil pins to show their support.

Where can I get a daffodil pin?

You can get a classic daffodil pin from one of our street collectors, from a Marie Curie Shop   or from various stores including Spar and Superdrug across the UK.

You can also buy a daffodil pin badge or enamel daffodil pin online from the Marie Curie online shop  .

How much is a daffodil pin?

For our yellow daffodil pin, we ask for any donation that you can give – just pop your donation in the collecting tin.

If you’d like to show your support for Marie Curie throughout the year, you can buy a range of badges or brooches from our online shop   for £2 to £15.

Daffodil pins from left to right: standard pin, Merino Wool Felt Brooch, Daffodil Enamel Brooch, Daffodil Diamante Brooch, Enamel Daffodil Brooch
There are lots of daffodils to choose from, from yellow felt to sparkling gold.

What is Daffodil Day?

Daffodil Day is a moment for us to come together and wear our daffodil pins with pride – for those we’ve loved, those we’ve lost and those who give their all to care for the thousands of people currently living with a terminal illness.

This Daffodil Day, 31 March, share who you’re wearing your daffodil for on social media and help us show why every daffodil counts.

“I have lost four family members myself. One was my dad. I'm hoping he is looking down on me now, feeling proud. I wanted to make a bad experience into something good.”
Marie Curie Nurse Debbie
Marie Curie Nurse Debbie

By donating and wearing your daffodil, you can help Marie Curie Nurses like Debbie bring care, comfort and compassion to people in the darkest times.

Marie Curie pins and badges collected over the years. Pins include Henry Bear and Marie Curie’s old name – Marie Curie Cancer Care
Lots of Marie Curie pins and badges have been collected over the years. You’ll spot Henry Bear on some of the pins as well as some with Marie Curie’s old name – Marie Curie Cancer Care.

How you can help

If you're interested in supporting Marie Curie to provide care and support through terminal illness, there are lots of ways you can take part.

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