Sunflowers share love and comfort
firstname.lastname@example.org Hundreds of people came together for a colourful event celebrating memories of their loved ones.
More than 800 people attended Pilgrims Hospices Sunflower Memory gatherings, to see sunflower plaque displays in the charity’s Ashford, Canterbury and Margate hospice grounds.
This was Pilgrims’ fourth annual Sunflower appeal and the biggest yet, so far raising £27,000 to support people living with an incurable illness in east Kent, with donations continuing to come in.
Sara Scriven, Pilgrims Hospices individual giving manager, said: “The sunflower e vents a r e s o upli f t i ng. “There was a lovely atmosphere of warmth and kindness as visitors took comfort in sharing their stories of loved ones and speaking with Pilgrims team.
“As well as the sunflower memory marker displays, our gardens were decked with beautiful sunflower seedlings, grown by Pilgrims gardeners and volunteers and visitors enjoyed gentle music and refreshments in the beautiful hospice grounds.
“Each year this special appeal grows from strength to strength. We would like to thank everyone who has made our remembrance day so very special.
“This is such an incredible amount of money to raise for hospice care.”
Each year the Pilgrims supports hundreds of people coping with a life-limiting illness and their families.
The sunflower memory markers will remain in the grounds for the next two weeks, with visitors welcome to view them.
If you wish to take part, Pilgrims will continue to accept contributions until mid August via www.pilgrimshospices.org/ sunflower, the Pilgrims team on 01227 782062 or by visiting your local Pilgrims Hospice reception.
The Pilgrims Hospice Sunflower appeal
TRIBUTES: Brian Annandale