A garden of sunflowers will make cash grow

131703a'Launch of the St Catherines Sunflower Memories Appeal'From left,Jane Richardson,Tina Gale and Penny Campbell'Picture by Neil Silk'22/04/13
131703a'Launch of the St Catherines Sunflower Memories Appeal'From left,Jane Richardson,Tina Gale and Penny Campbell'Picture by Neil Silk'22/04/13

Funds will blossom for St Catherine’s Hospice thanks to its Sunflower Memories Appeal – where people can remember loved ones.

Participants will have a wooden sunflower which will be displayed in the grounds of the hospice from the end of June to the end of July.

On each ornament can be handwritten the name of a loved one and if requested the sunflowers can be collected from the end of July and August.

“This year Saint Catherine’s Hospice will need to raise £5 million to provide its specialist care for patients and their families and this appeal is one of the many ways in which local people and businesses can support the work of their local hospice,” said fundraiser Penny Campbell.

Saint Catherine’s summer fair is on Saturday June 29. Afterwards there will be a memorial celebration at 1.30pm to which all of the donors are welcome to see the sunflowers in situ.

If you wish to take part there are leaflets in the 12 hospice shops around the area and in the hospice in Throxenby Lane.

“If you do not have the time to join other fundraising activities then popping your details on the appeal leaflet is a simple way in which many have already given money to help the staff and volunteers care for the patients,” said Penny.