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Sunflower Appeal

Thank you to everyone who joined our appeal this summer!
Orders for our sunflowers have now closed.

This is our new way of helping you celebrate the ones you love and raise vital funds to support patient and family care.

Each flower is £35 and your stunning hand-crafted steel sunflower will join hundreds of others across two venues in Lancaster and South Lakeland this Summer. The bright and eye-catching installation will be open for the community to visit, photograph and enjoy.

Once the display finishes, we will box each flower along with your Sunflower dedication card, with a bespoke graphic design created by Bells Scambler. These will then be available on designated collection dates so you can take yours home for your own garden display or to gift on to a loved one.

This is the perfect way to support your local Hospice and have a lasting memory of your summer. Orders for our sunflowers have now closed.

Thank you to everyone who has joined in this appeal to support St John’s Hospice.

Visiting the displays

The spectacular sunflower displays will be available to visit at both Brockhole on Windermere and Lancaster Castle from:

Monday 2nd August until Tuesday 31st August 2021

Whether you have dedicated a flower or not, everyone is welcome to visit our stunning displays in the community. Please check the venues websites for opening and closing times before visiting.

Collection of your sunflowers

If you have ordered a sunflower this will be available for collection on the following date:

Saturday 4th September (10am-2pm)
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere LA23 1LJ

Friday 10th September (4pm- 7pm)
Saturday 11th September (10am- 2pm)
St John’s Hospice (Carpark), Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6ST

If you are unable to make these collection dates, we will post the remaining flowers out within the following 2 weeks.

Each sunflower you order will help to provide care across the community 

Tony’s Story

Did you know that St John’s Hospice doesn’t just provide end-of-life care in the hospice? Our community care team work across the South Lakes and North Lancashire in people’s homes. 

Tony has been caring for his wife Marian who has Alzheimer’s. During a stay in hospital she was given an end-of-life diagnosis. Returning home to be with Tony, he himself received a prostate cancer diagnosis for which he is receiving treatment.

St John’s has been there not only to support Marian but also Tony, enabling him to continue caring for her at home where they both want to be and continue to be together during this challenging year.

CLICK TO Read his story

We are proudly supported by:

Sykes Holiday Cottages 
Sykes Cottages are one of the leading holiday cottage rental agencies, with the finest selection of holidays across the UK and Ireland. We are delighted to welcome the whole Sykes Cottages family onboard to support our brand-new appeal and their direct contribution to support the care we deliver here at St John’s Hospice.

British Ironworks Centre  
The British Ironwork Centre, based in Shropshire, provide a unique sculpture park and showroom of wonderful items crafted from metals and materials. Clive and his team will be creating our stunning metal work sunflowers, helping us raise vital funds for the Hospice.

Bells Scambler 
Bells works from Wolf House Gallery in Silverdale, Bells is inspired by her coastal surroundings and likes to create a varied mix of artworks using an assortment of mediums including linocut prints, acrylics and digital illustration. We are grateful for Bells bespoke sunflower design for our appeal.

Brockhole on Windermere

Brockhole on Windermere Lake District National Park Authority’s Brockhole on Windermere will be hosting our South Lakeland Sunflower Display. Located on the shore of Lake Windermere, Brockhole is the perfect place for all the family; with a variety of activities to keep everyone entertained. We are excited to display a collection of our sunflowers in their grounds alongside their ‘Giant Minibeast Hunt.’

Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle, owned by The Duchy of Lancaster, is one the most historically fascinating surviving buildings in the country. It’s commanding position in the heart of the city overlooks the town itself and the River Lune. The castle has witnessed scenes of significant historical, cultural and political centuries and this August we are privileged to host our North Lancashire sunflower display inside their walls.

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