PMQs: Why were MPs wearing yellow flower badges?

SNP leader in the House of Commons Stephen Flynn.SNP leader in the House of Commons Stephen Flynn.
SNP leader in the House of Commons Stephen Flynn.
As Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer went head to head, MPs from across the benches were wearing yellow daffodil pins in support of Marie Curie.

Anyone watching Prime Minister’s Questions this week will have spotted dozens of MPs sporting yellow badges. 

The emblem is neither a political statement nor a mark of respect for new Welsh first minister Vaughan Gething or the outgoing Mark Drakeford. 

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Rather it is a badge for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal, which supports its end-of-life services. 

Backers at PMQs included Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, who tweeted on Sunday: “So pleased to support the @mariecurieuk Great Daffodil Appeal in Romford this weekend! Thank you to Teresa from Collier Row, one of the local volunteers collecting for this wonderful charity, which does so much for those suffering from cancer in need of love and care.”

SNP leader in the House of Commons Stephen Flynn.SNP leader in the House of Commons Stephen Flynn.
SNP leader in the House of Commons Stephen Flynn.

Backing the appeal, actor James Nesbitt said: “Marie Curie could not operate without the help of its loyal and devoted band of volunteers. "These men and women of all ages volunteer to raise funds and give of their time in countless ways to provide small acts of selfless service. They are simply amazing. They are the lifeblood of this vital service.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

"They are giving back to help others, often due to their own personal experiences from having their loved ones cared for by Marie Curie. So when you see that collector with the yellow collection box on a street near you, please give what they can as you never know when your family might need Marie Curie."

The Great Daffodil Appeal can be supported online.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.