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from conception to natural death


Hold a White Flower appeal

The annual White Flower Appeal is a major source of income for SPUC and our largest single educational exercise. For the past 30 years, thousands of churches have supported our work in this way.


The White Flower appeal usually takes place on a weekend in the middle of January, during which one of our speakers explains the importance of pro-life issues, such as the humanity of unborn children and the damage done to women by abortion, and details SPUCs work and appeals for financial help and personal support.

Become a White Flower helper

We rely primarily on volunteers for this appeal and are always in need of new speakers, local area contacts and collectors to help the appeal run smoothly.

For speakers the talks cater to required time slots but on average they take about 2-3 minutes to deliver.  As the majority of appeals take place in places of worship at weekend services, you will have to have some weekend free time available to help with the appeals.

Collectors and local area contacts are required to help promote, co-ordinate and arrange appeals in your local area and help with the collection of the appeals.

For more information on being a White Flower appeal helper or to volunteer please contact Carole Adamson on 01772 258 580 or at:

Why 'White Flower'?

People often ask why our annual appeal is called the 'White Flower' and what that means.

The origins of the name were actually inspired by the work of the Weiße Rose (White Rose) movement, a non-violent, intellectual resistance in Germany at the height of the Second World War. They became known for an anonymous leafleting and graffiti campaign that lasted 8 months between 1942 and 1943.

In February 1943 Hans and Sophie Scholl, two of the group's core active members were caught and arrested. Following interrogation, they were tried by the Gestapo and beheaded along with four others. The White Rose and Sophie Scholl have been the subject of a number of films retelling the story of their bravery to new generations.

The White Rose still serves as an example to us of what can be achieved by standing up for what is right peacefully but with determination, even in the face of hostility and oppression.

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