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Sea of Sunflowers at St Elizabeth Hospice as hundreds gather to remember loved ones

Each sunflower was dedicated to a loved one Picture: ST ELIZABETH HOSPICE

Each sunflower was dedicated to a loved one Picture: ST ELIZABETH HOSPICE

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St Elizabeth Hospice was a sea of sunflowers on Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate the lives of lost loved ones.

Guests could look around the gardens and take a moment to reflect on the life of someone special they have lost Picture: ST ELIZABETH HOSPICEGuests could look around the gardens and take a moment to reflect on the life of someone special they have lost Picture: ST ELIZABETH HOSPICE

Almost 300 people attended the hospice’s annual summer remembrance, Sunflower Memories, with each wearing a sunflower emblem in memory of someone special.

The hospice garden was decorated with hundreds of sunflowers, presented in sunny yellow wheelbarrows for guests to look around.

Rachel Slattery, hospice fundraiser, said: “Sunflower Memories is one of my favourite events and today has been really special.

“It’s so lovely so see people come together to share their memories of loved ones no longer with us and it’s a real pleasure to be able to offer them this opportunity.

Hundreds attended the Sunflower Memories event at St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich Picture: ST ELIZABETH HOSPICEHundreds attended the Sunflower Memories event at St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich Picture: ST ELIZABETH HOSPICE

“Our supporters each donated to the hospice in order to dedicate a sunflower and the vital funds we’ve raised through Sunflower Memories will be used by the hospice to care for those in our community living with a progressive or terminal illness.

“Many of our supporters

The sunflowers will remain on display in the garden until Sunday, September 2 - just turn up to the hospice reception and ask to see them.

THe flowers will be available for collection from Tuesday, September 4, where they can be taken away and placed somewhere special.

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