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The Great Daffodil Appeal – Marie Curie

posted by Carla on Thursday, 2 March 2017

Marie Curie was a Polish-born physicist and chemist and one of the most famous scientists of her time. With her husband Pierre, Marie was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903. And she went on to win another in 1911.

The Great Daffodil Appeal

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie‘s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal has been raising awareness and funds since 1986. Every March, millions of people across the UK show their support for the endless work. Done, simply by giving a donation to wear a daffodil pin. Furthermore, without this generosity, thousands of families across the UK wouldn’t be able to make the most of the precious time they have left together. Look out on Twitter for @mariecurieuk and #everydaffodilcounts

Marie Curie nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. The hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And help people throughout their illness by:

  • giving practical information,
  • support from trained volunteers
  • and being there when someone wants to talk.

Marie Curie Nurses

If ever faced with a terminal illness, most of us would choose to die peacefully, in our own homes, surrounded by the people that mean the most to us. Marie Curie Nurses make this possible. There are nearly 2,200 Marie Curie Nurses working across the UK, caring for people with a terminal illness in their own homes.

Last year, Marie Curie nurses provided more than 1.2 million hours of nursing to 31,755 people, as well as supporting their families at an incredibly difficult time.

Marie Curie Hospices

Nine hospices offer round-the-clock, expert care and support, in a friendly, welcoming environment, both for people staying in the hospices and those who come in for the day to use our services.

Last year, Marie Curie hospices helped 8,638 people � thus the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.


Marie Curie campaign on behalf of people living with a terminal illness and their families, to make sure they can access the high quality care they need when they need it most.


Marie Curie is a leader in research into better ways of caring for people with terminal illnesses. Incorporating what is learnt into the care and support provided, and share it with others therefore making care better for everyone.

Fundraise for Marie Curie

Whether you’re throwing a glittering gala dinner that’d give Buckingham Palace a run for its money or fancy flogging a few cupcakes for a good cause.


Become a Marie Curie volunteer and join the tens of thousands of people who donate their time, skills and enthusiasm to support people living with a terminal illness and their families. Consequently, without volunteers, Marie Curie would not be able to deliver the range of services and support that they do.