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Sunflower Memories Appeal 2019

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


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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.

There 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 14 June at 6pm and Saturday 15 June at 10:30am, our Lead Chaplain Stephen Gurr will conduct a short blessing outside the hospice to remember all those for whom a sunflower has been dedicated.

Graham’s story

Gill and her daughter, Melinda have shared their story about their husband and father, Graham, who was cared for by St Barnabas. They have spoken very eloquently of their experience of the care they received from the hospice and how important it was for Graham to spend his last few days at St Barnabas.

In Melinda’s own words: “Because we knew it was where Dad wanted to be it was a relief for all of us. We knew we’d got him to where he wanted to be.”

Please take some time to read Graham’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 has over 100 care staff, including specialist doctors and nurses, and is supported by a fantastic team of over 600 volunteers who help in all areas of the hospice and in our shops.

Our care services would be possible without the continuing support of our local community. It costs more than £7.3 million a year to provide all our care, yet we receive only 24% in statutory funding, which means we are reliant on the wonderful support of our local community.

Our hospice, and the care we provide, only exists because of donations from generous local people like you. Any contribution you are able to make will be gratefully received by all of us here at the St Barnabas.

If you would like to make a dedication to the Sunflower Memories Appeal, please reply by downloading and completing the form to the right by Friday 24 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