Flower Appeal 2022
Dedicate a Forget Me Not FLOWER this Summer to support St John’s Hospice!
After the success of our sunflower appeal in 2021, we are delighted to bring back the beautiful displays this summer.
Each £35 blue and yellow forget me not flower will be available to see in bright and beautiful displays held in North Lancashire and South Lakes. The two venues will host the flowers for the month of August so you can visit and enjoy all of the flowers together.
There is also 100 limited edition copper coloured Forget Me Not’s available at £100 each. These flowers will be displayed at our third venue, here at St John’s Hospice.
Once the display finishes, we will box each flower to be collected so they can be added to 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. Dedicate a flower online today or call the Supporter Care team (Mon- Fri, 9am-4pm) on 01524 382538.
We have a limited number of flowers available so be sure to secure yours today.
Our beautiful metal Forget Me Not Flowers, available in blue & copper coloured.
Donna’s Family Story
In 2021 St John’s Hospice brightened the communities of South Lakes and North Lancashire through the planting of hundreds of dedicated sunflowers at Brockhole on Windermere and at Lancaster Castle.
Donna’s dad, Kevin Sanderson, received care from the Hospice at Home team during 2021. Donna and her daughter loved visiting the sunflowers;
“One was dedicated to my lovely Dad. My daughter loved visiting and chose a special one for her Grandad in the sky.
I’m looking forward to getting another flower for my dad’s memorial garden. By sponsoring one every year, we can get a collection of lots of lovely metal wildflowers for the memorial. The Forget Me Not flower is my favourite and is perfect for the Hospice.”
Donna’s daughter and Dad, Kevin.
Visiting the displays – (Mon 1st Aug – Wed 31st Aug)
The displays will be held in three venues, North Lancashire’s display will once again be at Lancaster Castle and Brockhole on Windermere will once again be host for the South Lakes this August. Additionally this year the grounds at St John’s Hospice will also hold a display of limited edition copper-coloured flowers at our Courtyard Café, which you are welcome to visit Monday to Friday, 10am – 3pm.
Whether you have dedicated a flower or not, everyone is welcome to visit our spectacular displays in the community throughout August. Please check the venues’ websites by clicking the images below to find the opening times, directions and on-site facilities.
Collection of your flowers
When you purchase your flower, you will be able to nominate where your preferred collection following the flowers displays. The collections are as follows:
- St John’s Hospice, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6ST – Friday 9th (3-7pm) & Saturday 10th September (10am-2pm)
- Kendal Charity Shop, 68 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4HE – Monday 12th to Saturday 17th September (10am-4pm)
For anyone unable to collect their flower their order will be send out via the post in the following two weeks after the collection dates.
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 forget me nots, helping us raise vital funds for the Hospice.
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 forget me not design for our appeal.
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 metal forget me not flowers in their grounds.
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 forget me not flowers display inside their walls.