People were given the opportunity to dedicate a wooden flower to celebrate the life of a loved one in return for making a donation to the hospice. The flowers, all of which were adorned with the name of the loved one, were then displayed in the hospice’s gardens throughout July.
The flowers were collected at an event the end of month, where guests could talk to current hospice staff over refreshments.
In total, 680 flowers were dedicated, with more than 400 people supporting the appeal. The scheme – which is in its first year – has raised nearly £11,000 for the hospice, which has been delighted by the appeal’s popularity.
The forget-me-not appeal was launched as an addition to the hospice’s annual Light up a Life appeal, which allows people to dedicate a light on the hospice’s Christmas trees during the festive period.
Find out more about the appeal on the Woodlands Hospice website.