Sunflower Memories

Celebrate the life of a loved one with a sunflower

Sunflower Memories is a special, meaningful way to celebrate the life of a loved one, whilst ensuring local people and their families receive loving hospice care when they need it most.

Throughout August we will display beautiful sunflower markers around the water feature at the front of the hospice. Each sunflower bears the name of a loved one for whom a dedication has been made.

Dedications are free, but please consider making a contribution to help local people who are in need of care and support from St Barnabas House.

You are very welcome to come and see them and enjoy a moment of quiet contemplation. All we ask is that you please remember we are a clinical setting and be mindful of visiting if you are unwell.

Dedicate a sunflower to a loved one.

The name of your loved one will be handwritten on a sunflower marker and lovingly planted in the gardens at St Barnabas House.

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Jo's story

Jo was a teacher and a life-long learner – a friend to many, who was always first on the dance floor.

She lived with breast cancer for 16 years but was able to enjoy many more adventures with her family. That, and her creativity – including writing journals and poems – helped Jo process her illness.

When she came to the end of her life, St Barnabas House was there to care for her and help the family say their goodbyes.

Jo’s sons, Jack and James, share her story for Sunflower Memories.

Go to Jo's story

Make a donation

For us to be able to continue to walk alongside those in our care, we need your help.

It costs almost £10m each year to provide our services, with just 22% of that coming from government funding.

For the rest, we rely on the support of our generous community – people like you.

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Time of Reflection

At 6pm on Thursday 25 July, our Chaplain Chris Gercke will be leading a Time of Reflection at St Barnabas House.

We’d love you to join us as we gather to celebrate our loved ones together at the hospice’s beautiful gardens with some specially chosen reflections and readings.

Places are limited and are first come first served. For more information about the service, please read are FAQs.

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Make a donation to our Sunflower Appeal

If you would like to support local people to receive loving hospice care by donating to our Sunflower Memories appeal, you can do so here.

£
could provide an hour of specialist end-of-life care and emotional support for a patient in their last days of life.
could provide bereaved family members with a group session at the hospice, sharing their experiences and connecting with others.
could pay for a session with a counsellor for someone struggling after the death of a loved one.
Sunflowers and Bee outside the hospice
Donate today

Donate today

If you wish to help us provide essential hospice care and support to people in the local community without dedicating a sunflower, you can do so here.
£
could provide an hour of specialist end-of-life care and emotional support for a patient in their last days of life.
could provide bereaved family members with a group session at the hospice, sharing their experiences and connecting with others.
could pay for a session with a counsellor for someone struggling after the death of a loved one.

Donate today

If you wish to help us provide essential hospice care and support to people in the local community without dedicating a sunflower, you can do so here.
£
could provide an hour of specialist end-of-life care and emotional support for a patient in their last days of life.
could provide bereaved family members with a group session at the hospice, sharing their experiences and connecting with others.
could pay for a session with a counsellor for someone struggling after the death of a loved one.