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Say ‘thank you’ to a nurse or midwife who has touched your life.

In 2020 the Florence Nightingale White Rose Appeal was launched, with the support of our appeal ambassador, Helena Bonham-Carter, to show our support and gratitude to nurses and midwives.

Throughout our lives, we will all encounter a nurse or midwife, either caring for us or a loved one. At times we don’t remember the name of a nurse who looked after us, but we never forget the way they made us feel, and it is this memory and feeling that stays with us for a lifetime. You can thank a nurse or midwife who cared for you or a loved one by donating to the FNF White Rose Appeal in their honour.

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Say ‘thank you’ to a nurse or midwife who has touched your life.

In 2020 the Florence Nightingale White Rose Appeal was launched, with the support of our appeal ambassador, Helena Bonham-Carter, to show our support and gratitude to nurses and midwives.

Throughout our lives, we will all encounter a nurse or midwife, either caring for us or a loved one. At times we don’t remember the name of a nurse who looked after us, but we never forget the way they made us feel, and it is this memory and feeling that stays with us for a lifetime. You can thank a nurse or midwife who cared for you or a loved one by donating to the FNF White Rose Appeal in their honour.

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Why a white rose?

Florence Nightingale famously wore Floris White Rose perfume and had bottles shipped out to her during her time in the Crimea war.

A white rose symbolises new beginnings. The feeling of hope has been missing since the pandemic began. However, it has been nurses and midwives working on the frontline of COVID-19 who have provided comfort and hope to patients and their families and is a fitting tribute to them.

Your donation will make a BIG difference

Your donation will go towards helping us to continue our vital work, providing scholarships to the best nurses and midwives in the UK allowing them to make a real difference to patient care, policy and practice in their chosen field. As a Foundation we believe in creating and empowering nursing and midwifery leaders of tomorrow, all of whom are Florence Nightingale’s legacy.

To donate today in honor of a nurse or midwife who has touched the life of you or a loved one please visit our Virgin Money Giving Page

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Mandeep Lally
Sister, FNF Alumni

The difference your donation could make

“As an Alumna of the Florence Nightingale Foundation, as soon as I heard about the online support sessions in response to the COVID- 19

pandemic, I booked myself onto the service. I saw immediate results and it equipped me with the skills to ease my anxiety during intensely busy periods and gave me the confidence I need to provide support to my colleagues and my team.

The session itself allowed me to express my thoughts and provided a safe, confidential space to talk to my peers. We discussed issues we faced in light of the pandemic and ways to provide emotional wellbeing support to staff during difficult times. It gave me confidence in myself to know that what I am doing now, is the best thing I could be doing as a Sister, fighting on the frontline.”

Helena Bonham-Carter
Appeal Ambassador

Helena Bonham-Carter, Appeal Ambassador
“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 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!”

Floris London
White Rose

Floris London - White Rose

The Floris London White Rose fragrance was a favourite perfume of Florence Nightingale, and in their Jermyn Street shop is displayed a treasured letter written by Florence herself in 1863 to “Mr Floris” thanking him for his “beautiful, sweet smelling nosegays”. Floris continues its association with Florence Nightingale working with FNF as a proud sponsor of our tremendous work, committing to donate 15% of all sales of White Rose Eau de Toilette to The Florence Nightingale Foundation White Rose Appeal. To buy a bottle of White Rose please visit the Floris London website.

Floris continues its association with Florence Nightingale working with FNF as a proud sponsor of our tremendous work, committing to donate 15% of all sales of White Rose Eau de Toilette to The Florence Nightingale Foundation White Rose Appeal. To buy a bottle of White Rose please visit the Floris London website.

"Donating to The Florence Nightingale Foundation White Rose Appeal 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."

Helena Bonham-Carter

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