Honour a loved one with hospice’s Sunflower Memories

St Elizabeth Hospice is inviting people to dedicate a beautiful sunflower emblem to remember someone special this summer with the return of their Sunflower Memories appeal. 

The name of loved ones no longer with us will be written on the sunflower emblems which will then be displayed in sunny yellow wheelbarrows in the hospice’s garden in return for a donation. 

The sunflowers will be on display from Sunday 14 August, and anyone is welcome to come along and see the display of sunflowers and take time to reflect on memories.

Pauline Donkin, St Elizabeth Hospice’s fundraising development manager, said: “Once again, this summer, anyone is welcome to make a donation and dedicate a sunflower in memory of a loved one, whether they have been cared for by the hospice or not. 

“Our glorious garden will host hundreds of little sunflowers, creating a sea of colour, displaying the names of loved ones who are no longer with us.

“All the money raised from the donations for the sunflowers will go towards providing vital care and support to more than 2,000 patients and their families every year.”

The preview day held on Sunday 14 August, from 2pm – 4pm, will be held at the hospice in Foxhall Road, and will include ambient music from Scintillo Quartet and refreshments. 

The sunflowers will remain on display until 31 August 2016 for patients, families, volunteers, staff and visitors to enjoy. The sunflowers will then be available to collect from the hospice reception until 30 September 2016.

Last year’s Sunflower Memories appeal raised more than “12,000 and it is hoped that this year will be just as successful.

To find out more and to dedicate a sunflower, click here or call 01473 723600.

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