Hundreds of people from across Greater Manchester will be remembering their loved ones as part of a very special appeal this Spring, in support of local charity St Ann’s Hospice.
The Forget-Me-Not Appeal gives people the chance to reflect and celebrate the life of a loved one. Supporters can also create an online dedication in the hospice’s Memory Meadow, in the form of a Forget-me-not flower or iconic Manchester bee, which can then be shared with family and friends online.
Dedications are made alongside a donation to St Ann’s Hospice, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, with money raised helping the front-line clinical teams to continue providing specialist care to local patients.
Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, explained: “Many of us have lost people we love. Our annual Forget-me-not Appeal is a beautiful way to come together as a community in Greater Manchester and celebrate their lives.
“This year, St Ann’s is celebrating 50 years of providing specialist care to local people and their families. Every donation will help us ensure we can continue to provide the best possible care for future generations, so patients and families can continue to receive world-class support when they need it most.
“We are always so moved by how many people join the appeal – some with a connection to the hospice, and others who don’t have a connection but want to celebrate the life of someone special, whilst helping a local cause.”
The charity provides inpatient care from its hospice sites in Heald Green and Little Hulton, and a range of community and outreach services to support thousands of patients every year with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.