Forget-Me-Not appeal for Queencourt Hospice flower garden

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

A walk to remember as 1000 take part in annual Star Trekk for Queenscourt Hospice

Over one thousand people have once again took part in the annual Queenscourt Hospice Star Trekk walk.

The final total of how much the myriad of walkers have raised for the Town Lane based hospice is yet to be revealed, such is the amount of donations staff need to tally up – but they say they are overwhelmed with the support Queenscourt received last week.

Last year the walk totaled an incredible £87,000

Men, women, children and even dogs took on the seven mile round walk through Birkdale and Southport on Friday evening (May 19), most of whom have known a friend or relative who have experienced care from Queenscourt at one time or another.

Carolyn Gorman, fundraising manager at Queenscourt, said: “For once the weather was really kind to us and this helped to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere at the event.

“As usual spirits were high and the feedback that we have received so far is very positive and lots of our participants have been sharing photos with us via social media.

“We won’t know the final total raised for several months yet as sponsorship money from individuals does sometimes take a while to collect and for them to bring in, but I am hopeful with so many people getting involved that we will get close to the £87,000 raised from the 2016 event!”