Make a donation to celebrate the life of someone that you love and miss, and help to support local hospice care.
For a minimum donation of just £10, you can dedicate a virtual sunflower in our online hospice garden, and add photographs and a message of remembrance. A sunflower plaque bearing your loved one’s name will also be planted in our hospice garden on Eccles Fold in Chapel-en-le-Frith.
You will be warmly invited to our Celebration of Life event on Saturday 2nd July. The event will be held at the hospice, to give you the opportunity to recall fond memories of the person that you miss, and find their sunflower plaque in our garden. You will also be able to enjoy live music, a sunflower pebble-painting workshop and refreshments.
Your kind Sunflower Memories donation will go a long way in supporting people across our communities who wish to remain in the safe and recognisable surroundings of their own home as they near the end of their lives.
Sarah Della Cioppa’s beloved father, Paul McKenna, who had multiple myeloma (a type of bone marrow cancer), was cared for by our Hospice at Home team before he very sadly died in March 2020.
Sarah, from Buxton, said: ‘We cared for my Dad at home during his final weeks. This meant that he got to spend more time with his immediate family, and stay out of hospital where no visitors were allowed due to Covid.
‘The hospice supported my family by offering healthcare assistants to sit with my dad overnight. Knowing that he was in safe hands allowed my family to get some much-needed rest.
‘I am so happy to support the Sunflower Memories appeal – to plant a sunflower in memory of my dear Dad, and to help Blythe House and Helen’s Trust to continue its incredible work to support other families in the way that it did mine.’