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Sunflower Memories Appeal 2020

Remember your loved ones and support your local hospice by dedicating a sunflower in their memory this summer.


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Our annual Sunflower Memories Appeal is an opportunity for you to remember a loved one or friend and help St Barnabas at the same time.

Throughout August, there will be a display of colourful sunflower markers, each bearing the name of a loved one for whom a donation had been made to the hospice.

This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, in place of our usual Time of Reflection gathering, we will be holding a virtual dedication of the sunflower markers. This is to enable everyone to take part, including those that are still shielding or self-isolating.

We will record the dedication and the display of sunflowers and make it as widely available as possible; on our website, our social media pages and, if we have your email address, we will also send you a link to the video which will be available to view on Friday 21 August.

Visiting the hospice is still extremely restricted and in order to keep everyone safe and well can we please ask you to not visit the hospice to view your sunflowers as our priority is to safeguard your wellbeing as well as that of our patients, families and staff.

Thank you for your understanding.

Mary’s story

David and his daughter, Launa, will be dedicating a sunflower to their beloved wife and mother, Mary, who was cared for by St Barnabas. They have kindly shared their experience of the care Mary received as well as the support for them.

David and Mary, who was cared for at St Barnabas House

In Launa’s own words: “What overwhelmed us was that whilst Mum was being treated at the hospice she continued to live on with her unique individuality where her own strengths were considered every single day by the people who cared and engaged with her.”

Please take some time to read Mary’s story here.

All the care and support we offer to patients and their families is free of charge. We are here for them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The hospice, and the care it provides, only exists because of donations from generous local people like you. Any contribution you are able to make will be gratefully received.

If you would like to make a dedication to the Sunflower Memories Appeal, please reply by downloading and completing the donation form or making an online dedication by Friday 24 July, so we can ensure your sunflower is in included in the display.

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.