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The Florence Nightingale Foundation
The Florence Nightingale Foundation
Florence Nightingale White Rose Appeal

Florence Nightingale White Rose Appeal

Why we need your help

Say thank you to a nurse or midwife that has touched your life, by buying a White Rose today!

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nightingale Frontline Leadership Support Service was introduced to provide a safe space for nurses and midwives with their peers, to address any concerns, talk through their experiences and seek advice and support. The White Rose Appeal was launched in 2020 to help raise vital funds to continue providing our services to those who need it the most.

To date we have supported over 1,700 nurses and midwives, but the demand is rapidly growing. With your support we can reach so many more.Your donation will help us to provide support nurses and midwives when they need it most. Money raised from the donations of the roses will allow us to continue our vital work developing nurses and midwives. It will also allow us to continue to provide emotional wellbeing support during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Appeal Ambassador Helena Bonham Carter said: “Buying a white rose is a simple way to honour our  nurses and midwives. We must never forget the sacrifice they make on an everyday basis during this time.” 

“This campaign provides a chance for anyone and everyone to thank a particular nurse or midwife who has meant a lot to them. 12 May 2020 marked the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale and this is a way to honour and celebrate her and her legacy that the Foundation has kept alive. Your donation will allow the Foundation to provide vital support to nurses on the frontline  during the pandemic and beyond.”

“Why me? I have a personal connection to Florence Nightingale. My great, great, great grandmother, Joanna, was Florence’s aunt. My great, great uncle, Walter Bonham Carter helped to establish the Florence Nightingale Foundation in 1934. Joanna’s daughter, Hilary Bonham Carter, was arguably her best friend and assistant after the Crimea. I love the idea of continuing to assist the great woman over the centuries. It puts a new slant on Best Friends Forever!”

“My late father was nursed at home for 24 years by hundreds of different nurses. I’m indebted to everyone of them. That is why I’m buying shedloads of roses!”


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Care4Nurses - Arlene, Lizzie and Alison

Stephen Middleton

Renaming steam locomotive Nightingale Seacole

Team Kindred

Team Kindred

Ethel Mumba Mdala

Circulate the information link to my contacts

Melissa Ong

Alice Kit Tak Ong Memorial Fund

Tineke Schrier

4C for FNF White Rose Appeal

Gemma Stacey

The 2.6 Challenge

Greta Westwood

The 2.6 Challenge


Jun 24, 2021


Thank you for the IPC Leadership Boost

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

May 24, 2021

Ellen Musk


May 21, 2021


Thank you for the service online. Looking forward to being there in person again.

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

May 21, 2021

Sir EV

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

May 19, 2021


(plus 6.75 giftaid)

May 16, 2021



May 13, 2021

Judith Evans

Thank you to all my fellow nurses. The last year has been without precedent. I salute you all

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

May 12, 2021

Professor Brian Footitt OBE

I was humbled to watch the service from Westminster and look forward to completing the Way of St Hilda from Hartlepool to Whitby pilgrimage walk to fund raise for the White Rose Appeal.

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

May 12, 2021


In the Memory and to Honor Florence Nightingale who has inspired people everywhere how very necessary we need the help and compassion of all people at this very sad time.


May 12, 2021




Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 75,467.28

Direct donations


Raised offline 58,282.36

Fundraising pages


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