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Sunflower Memories Appeal 2018

Our Sunflower Memories Appeal enables friends and supporters of St Barnabas House to make a donation in memory of loved one.


We have a lovely sunflower marker onto which the name of your loved one will be written and each sunflower will be planted in the hospice grounds for the month of June, in return for a donation to St Barnabas House. The sunflowers will be displayed until the end of June, and are then available for you to keep as a permanent memento if you wish.

Sunflower Memories blessing 2017There is no minimum donation required. Supporters are asked to give a donation of whatever they wish to St Barnabas and all the money raised will go directly towards providing our care services at the hospice and in the local community.

On Friday 8 June at 6pm and Saturday 9 June at 10.30am, our Chaplain Stephen Gurr will conduct a short blessing outside the hospice to remember all those for whom a sunflower has been dedicated.

Andrew and Tina’s story

Andrew, whose wife, Tina, was cared for by the hospice, has shared his experience of the care they received from St Barnabas including how much Tina enjoyed the time she spent at the Day Hospice. Andrew also speaks very eloquently about much the care given to Tina in the last few weeks of life meant to the family. Please take some time to read Andrew and Tina’s story here.

All the care and support we offer to patients and their families is free of charge. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The hospice has over 100 staff, including specialist doctors and nurses, and is supported by a fantastic team of over 700 volunteers who help in all areas of the hospice and in our shops.

It costs more than £6 million a year to provide all our care, yet we receive less than 21% in statutory funding, which means we are reliant on the wonderful support of our local community. We know the need for our support is set to increase and we want to ensure the hospice is well placed to care for the growing need within our community.

If you would like to participate in the Sunflower Memories Appeal, please reply by downloading and completing the form to the right by Friday 18 May, so that the sunflowers can be displayed from the beginning of June.

If you have any questions about the Sunflower Memories Appeal, please call our Fundraising Team on 01903 706329 or email james.millen@stbh.org.uk