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Oakhaven launches Forget-Me-Not Appeal

“Forget-Me-Not Appeal” launched by Oakhaven

 Oakhaven Hospice Forget-Me-Not Appeal

Oakhaven Hospice have launched a “Forget-Me-Not Appeal” in celebration of reaching their 25th Anniversary. Beautiful, hand-crafted, limited edition ceramic Forget-Me-Nots will create a sea of 1,000 flowers in the hospice gardens in May. Made by the one of the companies who were responsible for the spectacular ceramic poppies at the Tower of London in 2014, the Forget-Me-Nots can be purchased in memory of a loved one.

Barbara Wildgoose from Barton-on-Sea was the first person to purchase one of the beautiful flowers. “What a lovely idea the Forget-Me-Not flower is. The care that my husband, Geoff, received from Oakhaven was just outstanding and I wanted to buy one in his memory but also to help this wonderful local charity”. Now an Oakhaven volunteer, Barbara said that “the friendship and support she had received from Oakhaven since his death had been invaluable”.

“Our aim is to replicate the poppy display in London by creating a sea of flowers in our beautiful gardens at the Hospice to honour people’s special memories as we commence our 25th Anniversary celebrations," shared Penny Marriage from the Oakhaven fundraising team. "You will be able to view the flowers during the week of the 29th April to the 6th May. A special afternoon Cream Tea on Sunday 7th May will launch our 25th Anniversary celebrations to the back drop of the sea of Forget-Me-Nots."

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A FORGET-ME-NOT OR BOOK A CREAM TEA

 

More events to mark Oakhaven Hospice’s 25th Anniversary will be announced through the year. Oakhaven supports not only at the Hospice but also out in the community. Services are always free of charge. The charity supports over 200 patients weekly both in the hospice and out in the community through a mix of services which include Day Hospice, Oakhaven at Home, Community Nursing, input at Lymington New Forest Hospital, Bereavement Counselling and the In-Patient Unit.

It costs £4 million per annum to run Oakhaven's services of which just 10% is funded by the NHS. For the remainder, Oakhaven is wholly reliant on donations and their own fundraising initiatives.

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