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Everlasting sunflowers to spring up for St Rocco’s Hospice

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A brightly coloured sea of everlasting sunflowers is set to spring up outside Warrington Town Hall at the end of May and beginning of June. 

This is the hope at St. Rocco’s as they invite people to dedicate a sunflower to celebrate the life of a loved one in return for a donation to support patient care at the hospice.

For St. Rocco’s Hospice volunteer Margaret Wilkinson, who helps out in the hospice gardens and the hospice’s Lovely Lane shop, sunflowers are a very special flower

Margaret, from Great Sankey, said: “I love sunflowers and so did my daughter, Johanne. When Johanne was ill we both benefitted enormously from visiting St. Rocco’s for complementary therapy sessions. It gave us both the time and space to come terms with things in a supportive environment where people understood what was happening. St. Rocco’s has lots to offer both patients and their families to help to get the most out of every day.

It’s now just over six years since we lost Johanne, but sunflowers still play such an important part in our lives – we grow them every year to remind us of her. In fact, I have only just sown my seeds for this summer.”

St. Rocco’s Hospice is inviting everyone to join Margaret in dedicating an everlasting sunflower to celebrate anyone special to them – they don’t have to have been a patient at St. Rocco’s. At the end of May and start of June the sunflowers will form a bright sea of yellow for everyone in Warrington to see and enjoy.

In return you will receive a commemorative card and, once the display finishes, the sunflowers will be available to collect from the hospice to keep as a lasting keepsake.

By dedicating a St. Rocco’s Hospice sunflower you will be helping to ensure that others who find themselves in a similar situation to Margaret’s family will be able to turn to St. Rocco’s for help when they need it most.

Dedicate your sunflower online today at www.stroccos.org.uk or phone 01925 575780.

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