Name: Sunflower Memories Appeal
Date: 13 Jul 2019
Location: Kirkwood Hospice, 21 Albany Road, Huddersfield, HD5 9UY
Sunflower Memories Appeal
Kirkwood Hospice’s Sunflower Memories Appeal is a beautiful way to celebrate the life of someone you love.
In return for a donation, we will write the name of your special person on a striking sunflower plaque. Your sunflower will then be ‘planted’ in the Hospice gardens along with many others, forming a lovely carpet of yellow blooms.
On Saturday 13th July from 11am - 3pm, you can pop by to view your sunflower on display, which we hope will help you to recall sunny thoughts and happy memories.
You are welcome to take your sunflower home on the day. There will be a wonderful selection of plants for sale during the event as well as floral demonstrations, stalls and refreshments for you to enjoy.
Everyone who takes part in the Appeal will receive a commemorative card bearing the name of the person they are remembering.
To make a dedication, simply click here.
Alternatively, you can request a paper form or pick one up from any of our shops and return it to us, along with your donation, by Sunday 7th July.
To find out more about the Sunflower Memories Appeal, please call us on: 01484 557911.
Why I’m supporting the Sunflower Memories Appeal - Michael's story
Kirkwood supported Brenda Haigh at the end of her life in 2017. Her husband, Michael, reflects on how this made a difference at a difficult time...
“Kirkwood first came into our lives many years ago, when Brenda’s brother died at the Hospice in the 1990s. I still remember the compassionate care he received. It’s comforting to know that there is a facility like this in the local area. You hope you never need Kirkwood’s care but you know it’s there if you do.
"Sadly for our family, we did need Kirkwood again.
"Brenda was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and became terminal a couple of years later. It was at this point Kirkwood entered our lives again.
Michael and Brenda on their wedding day
"We began attending the drop-in service in 2016; we’d pop by to the Hospice to talk to the staff as well as other patients who were on a similar journey to us. This was extremely comforting for both Brenda and me.
"Brenda’s condition steadily got worse and it became apparent things were not going to get better. At the beginning of 2017, Brenda made the decision to stop all treatment as it was no longer making a difference. At this point, we were referred to Kirkwood’s Community Nursing Team.
"Kirkwood’s Community Nurse was a wonderful source of support to both of us at a very difficult and trying time. I’m not sure what we would have done without it. The nurse would always talk to Brenda with a lot of care and compassion. She was there to answer all our questions no matter how difficult.
"Sometimes it’s so helpful and reassuring when people are just there for you during difficult times; their mere presence is extremely comforting. This was most certainly the case with Kirkwood’s Community Nurse at the end of Brenda’s life.
"It’s important for people to know that you don’t have to go into Kirkwood when you need their help because Kirkwood will come to you. Brenda was never an in-patient at the Hospice but we both benefitted tremendously from all the help, advice and support that was provided by the Community Nurse.
"I will be celebrating Brenda’s life at the Sunflower Memories Appeal this year. With Kirkwood’s help, her memory lives on. I will never forget the lifetime of happiness that she gave me.”
Event sponsored by:
Acumen Designers & Architects
Acumen is a progressive and environmentally aware practice of designers and architects based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, working throughout the United Kingdom since 2002.
We undertake a wide variety of work ranging from house extensions to exclusive one off houses, commercial, retail, industrial, mixed use, master planning and conservation projects. Our approach is simple - we aim to bring quality design to every commission under our direction within a commercial budget.
For a free initial consultation contact Jeremy Child or Sam Hough on: 01484 546000
Kings Mill Carpets
Kings Mill Carpets is a family run Huddersfield based carpet warehouse specialising in high quality carpets at low prices from some of the UK’s top manufacturers.
We stock an excellent range of luxury 80/20 wool and 100% wool lines. Our lines also include cushion flooring and vinyls. We are well known for quality and service and enjoy customers from all over the UK with many of them returning again and again. Our high turnover of clearance, slight seconds and roll ends enables us to offer a widely diverse stock, from week to week, ensuring you find the perfect carpet for your home or office. Remember, if you’re looking for high quality carpet at low prices, whether it be full rolls, job stock, slight seconds or luxury wool, be sure to come on down to our Huddersfield carpet warehouse at 517 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YD and we will do our utmost to satisfy your carpet needs.
Tel: 01484 420773
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