1,000 SUNFLOWERS FOR 1,000 HOSPICE PATIENTS

offical-opening-of-the-sunflower-garden-in-poole-parkPRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

 

 

1,000 Sunflowers for 1,000 hospice patients

 

On Friday, the Sunflower Garden in Poole Park was officially opened to the public following a poignant service led by Rev. Fraser Smith.

 

The garden was organised by Forest Holme Hospice Charity to support local people affected by a life-limiting illnesses.

 

The 1,000 sunflowers represent the 1,000 patients the Poole hospice supports each year and will remain on display throughout September.

 

Many of the sunflowers have already been pre-purchased by supporters of the charity, but there is still time to purchase your very own by visiting https://sunflower-appeal.myshopify.com

 

Hannah Parsons, Fundraising Manager at Forest Holme Hospice said “The hand-crafted sunflowers are a unique way to remember loved ones whilst raising awareness of Forest Holme. We would like to thank Sainsbury’s Pitwines and the Borough of Poole for their support of this project.”

 

Anne Currie, Charity Manager added “Once the appeal is finished, the sunflowers will be placed in the gardens and homes of our supporters across Dorset. This will reflect the fact that hospice care is delivered in a variety of settings such as patients’ own homes, nursing and care homes in Poole as well as within the walls of the hospice itself.”

 

Forest Holme Hospice Charity supports Forest Holme, part of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and is reliant on the support of the community to fund exceptional specialist care for patients living with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses across Poole, Wimborne and The Purbecks.

 

ENDS

 

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Press enquiries to:

 

Hannah Parsons, Fundraising Manager

01202 670644 | hannah@forestholmehospice.org.uk

 

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