Surprise: The Saturdays collect for the Great Daffodil Appeal

Sorry we went quiet for a bit but we got wind of a super-secret surprise late last week and had to keep mum. 

But now, we can shout about it. 

Our friends Una, Mollie, Frankie, Vanessa and Rochelle aka The Saturdays surprised shoppers at Westfield London on Saturday collecting for the Great Daffodil Appeal

The girls - who recently returned from their UK Headlines tour and will shortly start recording a new album - joined local Marie Curie Nurse Debbie Ventham in asking passersby to make a donation for a daffodil pin. 

Rochelle from The Saturdays, said: "We've really enjoyed doing our bit and collecting for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal at Westfield London." 

"We've supported Marie Curie Cancer Care ever since we heard one of their Nurses talk about the amazing work they do, caring for terminally ill people who want to be looked after at home. We just had to get involved in their Great Daffodil Appeal and what better place to do it than Westfield London." 

"We've raised £1000 in just 40 minutes and made sure every Saturday shopper is walking around with their daffodil on." 

That’s a pretty impressive haul. 

Massive thanks to the girls for taking the time out of their very busy schedule to help us at our first collection in Westfield. 

Also a massive thank you to all of our volunteers across the country who take time of out their Saturday and every day during this month to raise much-needed funds so our Marie Curie Nurses can continue their vital work. 

Your support makes a real difference in the lives of people with cancer and other terminal illnesses. 

Watch The Saturdays collecting on ITV’s London Tonight 

The Saturdays collect for Marie Curie at Westfields