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Summer is always a welcoming sight, and so are sunny sunflowers. Our annual Sunflower Memories display is a beautiful way to celebrate and cherish happy memories of loved ones who are no longer with us.
Each imitation sunflower will be planted in the Hospice gardens, along with a plaque with your loved one’s name. We hope all who choose to donate and remember someone special will be able to visit the Hospice from 1st to 30th June to see the display. Many people tell us that seeing the wave of sunflowers standing proudly in the sunshine is a comforting and welcoming sight when coming to the Hospice. For anyone unable to visit in person an online sunflower garden will be created on our website. Your sunflower will be available to take home as a keepsake afterwards so you can display it at home or add to a memory box for your loved one.
If you choose to set up a regular monthly or annual donation to the Appeal this will not only help to fund our care but also allow us to plan our future with confidence. In return for your regular gift, we will automatically dedicate a sunflower to your loved one in our Appeal each year.
To chat to us about this Appeal please contact the Development Team on 0191 386 1170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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We share some words from Laura Tregoning, about why she supports Sunflower Memories every year, in memory of her husband Steve:
“I wanted to say thank you, even in a small way, for the care and support we both had during Steve’s final weeks. He loved to be outdoors and, in the garden, where he grew sunflowers from bird seed. So, a sunflower in your garden seemed a perfect memorial, particularly as I don’t have a physical grave to go to without a boat trip, as Steve was buried at sea. It is lovely to see the ‘sea of yellow’ each year and it reminds me that however low you feel, you are not alone in feeling loss and in your grief journey. I take the flowers home each year and keep them in a vase with some silk wild flowers. I have the occasional tear when I look at them but mainly smile because their sunny faces help me remember all the joy we shared.”