DR KERSHAW’S has launched a new ‘Rose to Remember’ summer appeal to give the community the opportunity to dedicate a rose plaque to their loved ones.
Each rose plaque dedication costs £5 and by purchasing a plaque you will be contributing to patients’ care at the Hospice and in their own homes.
For each dedication, a bespoke designed rose plaque will be placed in the Hospice’s garden for a special day of reflection.
Those making a dedication of over £25, will also receive a special Rose to Remember pin badge.
Appeal supporters will be invited to visit for the official Rose to Remember Open Garden Day on Saturday, July 3 from 11am-3pm, to see the display of plaques and stroll around Dr Kershaw’s newly landscaped garden.
There will also be performances from Dr Kershaw’s Hospice Choir, a visit their Café K for a cream tea or take a look around some of the stalls set up for the day.
Lillie Winterbottom, Community Fundraising Team Leader at Dr Kershaw’s added: “Whether remembering those you have lost or simply showing your support for our Hospice, your kindness and generosity will help to create a carpet of colour around our Hospice gardens at the same time as honouring your loved one’s memory.
“By dedicating a rose you will make a difference to the patients in our care. Your £5 could provide a good night’s sleep, helping towards a patient’s freshly laundered bedlinen, a £15 dedication could help a love one left behind by providing bereavement support and £30 could help towards the comfort of personal care in a patient’s own home.”
• Dr Kershaw’s Hospice provides free, specialist, end-of-life and palliative care for adults with life-limiting illnesses in Oldham and its surrounding areas.
To find out more, visit www.drkh.org.uk or call the Hospice on 0161 624 2727.