Inaugural Daisy Day brings community together to raise £8,500 for hospice

Bathed in the brilliant September sunshine hundreds of people gathered at Wherstead Park to attend St Elizabeth Hospice’s first ever Daisy Day.

Taking place on 5th September, the new remembrance event celebrated the lives of loved ones across the region, while also helping to raise £8,500 of vital funds for the hospice in the process.

Replacing the previous hospice memorial event Sunflower Memories, Daisy Day saw hundreds of bespoke, handmade daisies displayed at Wherstead Park to form a breathtaking scene, with each daisy featuring a photo, inscription or poem in tribute to a friend or relative who had passed away.

Sponsored by SEH French Construction, Daisy Day also included a live performance from professional harpist Caroline Hall and refreshments provided by East of England Co-op Funeral Services.

Pauline Donkin, Head of Individual Giving and Supporter Care at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “Our first Daisy Day was incredibly special and the stunning backdrop of Wherstead Park provided the perfect setting for friends and families to come together to remember their loved ones and admire the daisies on display.

“We are very grateful to all those who attended and to East of England Co-op Funeral Services and SEH French Construction for their support and we look forward to hosting Daisy Day 2022 next year.”

With each Daisy Dedication having a suggested donation of £35, a sum equivalent to the hospice providing 14 bereavement support packs to help families through the loss of a loved one, the memorial event raised more than £8,500 for the independent Suffolk charity, St Elizabeth Hospice.

Open to all, even if they had no previous connection to the hospice, Daisy Day also offered friends and families the opportunity to purchase more unique and keepsake items to help remember their loved ones.

Daisy Dedications can now be made at any time and can further information about how to make your special Daisy Dedication visit

All the daisies feature a covering layer so their accompanying photo and inscription are protected and can be kept outdoors while their stems also have space to enclose a private message to a loved one, as a special tribute.

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