Queenscourt Hospice staff are appealing for donations and dedications for their forget-me-not flower garden.
The Town Lane based hospice’s Forget-Me-Not Appeal encourages the local community to honour someone special by making a donation to be part of the flower garden
Last year those who kindly supported the Queenscourt Forget-Me-Not appeal helped to raise over £10,000, funding which could provide 40 night shifts of specialist nursing care to comfort, reassure and look after a patient in their own home.
This year Queenscourt hope to increase awareness of the appeal and raise much needed funds by giving supporters a range of ways to donate and remember someone special.
Harriet Wilkinson, ‘individual giving’ fundraiser, Queenscourt Hospice said: “Remembering a loved one is very personal and the Forget-Me- Not-Appeal is a unique and special way to remember and celebrate the life of someone important to you. Through this simple act you’ll also be helping to support local families.
“Behind every family we help is a huge caring team and hundreds of kind supporters who make it all possible”.
Alison Riley, a dedicated supporter of Queenscourt said: “I’m not sure what my family would have done without the amazing care the Queenscourt at Home nurses gave to my mum, Eileen, in her last few weeks.
“They helped make sure she could die with dignity at home. Donating and dedicating a flower is my way of giving something back – Mum’s birthday was in June so it helps me think of her and smile.”
In 2016 Queenscourt Hospice provided end of life care to over 700 local patients like Eileen.
Find out more about how you can support the appeal and get involved by visiting http://www.queenscourt.org.uk/ remember