Dedicate a daisy for hospice

Dedicate A Daisy
Dedicate A Daisy

Wiganers are once again being asked to remember their loved ones and Dedicate A Daisy to help make the hospice more dementia-friendly.

Wigan and Leigh Hospice (WLH) is running the fund-raising scheme once again as part of its Counting on Care appeal to raise £50,000 to transform the in-patient unit.

Participants donate an amount in memory of someone special and receive a wooden flower with the name of their loved one engraved on it.

They can then either take the daisy home or place it in one of the gardens at WLH’s Kildare Street headquarters.

A ceremony will then be held in September for everyone who has taken part and all the flowers can be taken home afterwards.

Christine Edwardson, WLH community fund-raiser, said: “Dedicate A Daisy is a simple and meaningful way to support our Counting on Care appeal.

“A lot of people tell us that they would like some sort of memorial to their loved one at the hospice so dedicating one of our beautiful wooden daisies gives families and friends that opportunity.

“Our daisies are planted together in a quiet and peaceful garden which people are welcome to visit at any time.”

Dedicate A Daisy proved popular with Wiganers when it was first launched and is now back as part of the fund-raising drive to make the 14-bed in-patient unit easier for people with the devastating memory-loss condition to navigate.

Bedrooms, bathrooms, corridors and bays are all being spruced up and being made more modern, while artwork and colour-coding scheme are being introduced to make it more dementia-friendly.

To take part in Dedicate A Daisy, fill in the form on a leaflet which is available in the hospice, in the hospice’s charity shops and in supporting businesses across the borough. For more information, email the hospice team at fundraising@wlh.org.uk, telephone 01942 525566 or download a form from www.wlh.org.uk