Annual Sunflower Memories Appeal launched by Saint Catherine’s

Saint Catherine’s, which supports patients in the Bridlington and district area, has launched its annual Sunflower Memories Appeal.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:00 pm
Saint Catherine’s new appeal focuses on the image of a sunflower.

The appeal is encouraging the community to rally round and support patient care.

The new campaign focuses on the image of the sunflower, which is used all over the world as the emblem of the hospice movement.

Sunflowers are thought to represent love, admiration, positivity and strength.

Featuring in this year’s appeal is Lindsay Mason, of Hunmanby, who has shared her story of how Saint Catherine’s cared for her mum Carol before she passed away in February last year.

Lindsay said: “Myself and my family are so thankful and have such gratitude for the services the hospice provides. As a family we certainly didn’t ever imagine we would be using their services one day, but we’re so thankful to have such an amazing facility on our doorstep, serving the community with such care, compassion and dignity through the most difficult of times.”

Susan Stephenson, communications and marketing manager, said: “It has been a year like no other – and a particularly difficult winter as we have faced the ongoing challenges of Covid-19.

“Now as we move into spring, and hopefully towards a brighter future, we would be really grateful if you choose to support this year’s Sunflower Memories Appeal. On behalf of all of us here at Saint Catherine’s, thank you so much for your support – it is truly appreciated.”

To run all of Saint Catherine’s services it costs around £5.5 million a year, with only a third of the funding available from the NHS.

The appeal has been mailed out to regular supporters – anyone who has not received a pack and would like to get involved can email [email protected] or pick one up at any of the 11 Saint Catherine’s charity shops.

To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/campaign/sunflower-memories-appeal-2021

You can also donate over the phone by calling 01723 378406 or send a cheque, payable to Saint Catherine’s Hospice Trust, to: Sunflower Memories Appeal, Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Throxenby Lane, Scarborough, YO12 5RE.