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Forget Me Not Centre Appeal

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The Forget Me Not Centre at St John’s Hospice:
A new safe space for family bereavement support

In 2020, St John’s Hospice received a generous donation to build a new children and family bereavement service: the Forget Me Not Centre.

The Forget Me Not Centre is nearly ready and we need your support to make the centre a place where families can stay together through their grief.

Based in Lancaster, the centre will work with families from North Lancashire, South Cumbria and parts of North Yorkshire to support them to rebuild their lives whilst treasuring memories of their special person who has died.

Funds from this appeal will go towards supporting the Forget Me Not Centre and move us one step closer to opening our doors in 2022.

Help St John’s open the doors to the Forget Me Not Centre through a one time donation – so children, young people and families have bereavement therapy they need to help them cope with the death of someone they love.

How your money could make a difference… 

Any gift you could manage today will help us open the doors to our centre.

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The Impact of the Forget Me Not Centre 

Maddy Bass – Director for Nursing & Quality at St John’s Hospice

The Forget Me Not Centre will play a vital role in the heart of the community. To provide therapeutic support for children, young people and adults who have lost their loved ones, means St John’s can look after the whole family during their bereavement journey. This support will make a crucial difference to children’s futures and  already we feel privileged to be  part of so many young lives.

Clare Bracken – St John’s Hospice Family and Supporter

It is important that the whole family can get the support together under one roof, remembering the special memories of their loved one. Memories are too precious not to share. It’s ok to be sad but through activities and talking we are able to find joy again.  My hope is that the Forget Me Not Centre will be able to help everyone in this way.
(Pictured – Clare’s daughters)

Heather Wiseman – Advanced Nurse Practitioner at St John’s Hospice

Children and young people are helped to cope with a loved one’s illness and death when they are told about it in a way they understand, and when they are able to say goodbye.  The Forget Me Not Centre will support children and young people in saying goodbye to their loved one, working through their grief and adjusting to a world without their special person.

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If you have any questions about the Forget Me Not Centre or our appeal please get in touch today. You can email our Supporter Care Team via [email protected] or phone 01524 382538 

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