Five highlights from this year's Great Daffodil Appeal

We’d like to say a great big thank you to all the tin holders, coin collectors, daff wearers and difference makers who made the Great Daffodil Appeal 2014 possible.

You’ve been amazing and we’re truly grateful. We’ve made this film to say thanks for all your support.


We’re totting up how much money has been raised to help our nurses care for people with terminal illnesses. In June, we hope to share the final figure with you.

In the meantime, here are some of the best bits of this year’s campaign. We’d love you to share some of your highlights, too.

Our fantastic volunteers


Students from Nottingham University collecting for the Great Daffodil AppealWe’ve been so impressed by everyone who collected for the appeal, from kids helping out, to brave shorts-clad students to wonderful workmates getting together to collect. You’ll find more pics on our Great Daffodil Appeal Pinterest board.

A big thank you is due, too, to all of those who worked hard behind the scenes to arrange and host collections or deliver boxes of daffodils to businesses and organisations.

The generosity of donors


If you donated and wore a daffodil, then three cheers. You helped our nurses to care for people with terminal illnesses, and gave our collectors a boost, too! Thanks are due also to everyone who donated online or by text. It all helped.

So many stories shared


Throughout The Great Daffodil Appeal, we’ve shared with you some amazing Real Life Stories about the people our nurses have helped. We’re so grateful to everyone for sharing their stories.

You told us your personal stories, too. Our social media sites have been buzzing with posts and comments, from fun tales to moving recollections. You’ve been tattooed for us, roped in robots, and even persuaded your dogs (and cats) to support the appeal.

Thanks for all your posts, tweets and pics. Your stories made us smile, and helped to spread the word about the appeal.

Famous friends


Ann Widdecombe supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal 2014We’re truly grateful to all the celebrities who’ve helped to spread the word about Marie Curie and the Great Daffodil Appeal.

Actors Olivia Colman and Jim Carter helped launch the recruitment drive for our terrific team of collectors, then Alison Steadman and Dominic West led our campaign to persuade the public to donate and wear a daffodil.

And our media-star mates, including Ann Widdecombe and Michael Fish, were happy to strike a pose in support of the appeal. And we had lots of spontaneous celebrity support too, including this tweet from Victoria Beckham to her 7.4m followers.

Corporate support


This year, thanks to our partnerships, there were even more ways to support the Great Daffodil Appeal. We’d like to thank our corporate partners including Emma Bridgewater, Winchester Growers, The Garden Centre Group, Tesco and Network Rail for supporting us all the way.