Sunflower Memories raises £14,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice

Richard Sanders with his sunflower emblem dedicated to his dad, Robert

Richard Sanders with his sunflower emblem dedicated to his dad, Robert - Credit: Archant

St Elizabeth Hospice’s Sunflower Memories campaign has raised £14,000 this summer.

More than 250 people have dedicated a sunflower marker to a loved one and made a donation, with 185 attending the weekend’s preview day where the sunflowers are on display in wheelbarrows.

Pauline Donkin, St Elizabeth Hospice’s fundraising development manager, said: “Thank you to everyone who dedicated a sunflower and who joined us on Sunday. It was a beautiful, poignant afternoon and it was lovely to see so many people filling our garden, sharing memories of their loved ones. This is the second Sunflower Memories appeal, and we are delighted to have raised well over £14,000, which will go towards providing vital care and support to our patients and families living with a progressive illness such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure.”


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