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4,000 handmade daffodils have appeared in Paternoster Square

Written by
Stephanie Hartman

Thanks to the blanket of snow covering London this week, it’s unlikely you’ll see any colourful signs of spring appearing anytime soon. Unless of course, you happen to be walking through Paternoster Square where 4,0000 handcrafted daffodils have just popped up. 

The installation of vibrant yellow blooms is called ‘Garden of Light’ and has been created by terminal-illness charity Marie Curie who’ve enlisted celebrity names such as Stephen Fry and Alesha Dixon to design bespoke daffs that you’ll find nestled among the uniform stems. It’s all part of the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal held every March, calling on the public to donate and wear one of the charity flower pins, helping to raise money to care for people living with a terminal illness.

Each bloom represents a person Marie Curie will support this month and, as visitors walk between them, they’ll be able to listen to audio recordings of letters from the families of patients describing the help they’ve received. Members of the public will also be invited to leave messages for loved ones on the Memory Wall. 

Discover more about the Great Daffodil Appeal and donate to the campaign here.

‘Garden of Light’ opens today until Sun Mar 11 at Paternoster Square.

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