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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

On 12th May 2020 nurses and midwives across the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. To mark this special occasion we are delighted to launch the Florence Nightingale White Rose Appeal.

We want you to help us support nurses and midwives by buying a special e-white rose for £5 in honour of a nurse or midwife who has meant a lot to you or a loved one.

The e-white rose you buy today will transform into part of an actual floral display at Westminster Abbey when we have the opportunity to come together again and give thanks and celebrate Florence’s bicentenary and the contribution of nurses and midwives everywhere.

The Florence Nightingale Foundation has held a commemoration service for Florence Nightingale at Westminster Abbey on, or near her birthday since 1965. We look forward to the day when we can do this again and make the next commemoration service all the more special by including your support in such a special way. Your rose will symbolise your appreciation for nursing and midwifery and hope for all of us.

Your donation of as small as £5 will 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 outbreak 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. Today marks 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!”

17,443.53

raised towards 100,000.00 target

17443.53
100000.00

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Supporters

Care4Nurses

Care4Nurses - Arlene, Lizzie and Alison

320.00
Stephen Middleton

Renaming steam locomotive Nightingale Seacole

65.52
Tineke Schrier

4C for FNF White Rose Appeal

20.00
Gemma Stacey

The 2.6 Challenge

357.00
Greta Westwood

The 2.6 Challenge

3748.00

May 24, 2020

The Riley?s

To my best friend and most dedicated nurse Caroline Lane Calderdale NHS

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

May 22, 2020

Alasdair S

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

May 22, 2020

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

May 20, 2020

kay

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

May 20, 2020

Phoebe Hollings

2 Roses for my cousin Eilish who is working on the COVID ward in Dundee. Lots of love xxxxx

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

May 19, 2020

Kaybee

Thanks to nurses - Jules, Sister Xavier from St Thomas's and of course Dr Cicely Saunders also a nurse and to Denise triple health visitor /nurse /midwife and so many. Florence Nightingale showed the way to heal for patients and for all our nurses.


May 19, 2020

Rosemary Grayson

To Florence Jenny Steele and Marjorie Florence Grayson, remembering the dedicated work in the TB crisis.

500.00

May 19, 2020

Anonymous

Hi , I have donated this small amount but you are worth alot more! I have also done it for my precious step daughter siobhan Almond who is a mid wife up north with her husband Dan who also is a paramedic, so proud of these guys !! Love and respect so much

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

May 18, 2020

Fiona Howe

I am donating in honour of a special nurse to me called Ann Wing of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

5.00

May 18, 2020

Lorraine

In memory of our dear friend and colleague Tricia. Her dedication, commitment and passion for nursing was evident to all who met her. She was a true advocate for the nursing voice. We will miss her greatly. With love from her senior nursing colleagues

150.00

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Total raised so far

17,443.53

Total plus Gift Aid 18,891.16

Direct donations

5,225.01

Raised offline 10,078.00

Fundraising pages

2,140.52

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