Daffodil wearers tell us why they’re supporting our nurses

Millions of people around the UK are donating money and donning their daffodils in support of the Great Daffodil Appeal 2016. The money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses care for more people living with terminal illness in their own homes and in our hospices around the UK.

We have been overwhelmed by the hundreds of people who have texted us to say why they’re supporting the appeal. In fact, we want to share their lovely thoughts, so this cloud shows the most common words from texts sent by daffodil wearers:

Word cloud of texts from Marie Curie daffodil wearers

As you can see, nurses are at the heart of why everyone is supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal, with texts honouring the memory of a loved one and saying thanks for care and support given to their mum, dad or another family member living with terminal illness.

Here are a few inspiring examples of why people are wearing daffodils this March:

“These nurses are the most caring people and gave me and my husband such comfort in his last days.”
“My friend needed your care and you were there for her... who knows what tomorrow will bring?”
“To show my support for people who are living with a terminal illness.”
“Because I am a survivor and want to help others less fortunate.”
“To remember my mum and dad and support others.”
“Because we all need you – a service that respects our choices.”
“For all those dying at home today. With love and thanks.”
“Why wouldn't I be wearing a Marie Curie daffodil?”

You can get behind the daffodil by collecting money and giving out daffodils near you, or by making a one-off or regular donation to support families when they need it most.