Have a Heart for the Hospice

1 August 2023 12:00 pm - 31 August 2023 11:45 pm

Have a heart for your local hospice

Remember the Forget-Me-Nots in 2019, the 2020 ‘Dedicate a Daisy’ campaign and the stunning Sunflower Appeal of 2021, and the impact they made when they were displayed in the beautiful gardens of Chester Cathedral?

In 2022 it was the turn of the gorgeous Gerbera to steal the limelight in our annual ‘Garden of Life’ campaign which created an opportunity to remember a loved one and at the same time support the work of the hospice team in a tangible and lasting way.

This year, we’re proud to unveil another summer stunner – the 2023 Hospice Heart, a perfect symbol of love and a fitting tribute to those whose memories we hold so dear.

It’s an equally appropriate reflection of the amazing work and commitment of every member of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd team – doctors, nurses, support staff, fundraisers to the volunteers – who keep the care and wellbeing of patients and their families at the very heart of everything they do.

Manufactured from mild steel, each heart is suspended from its own stand. Exposed to the elements, they become beautifully weathered and make a great addition to any garden or patio.

The hearts, complete with stand, are available for a donation of £35. Every heart will be included in a display in the cathedral gardens during August before being returned to their owners.

Once the display has ended all the hearts will be brought back to the Hospice where we will clean and box them. You will then have the opportunity to collect your heart from us on one of the following dates:

Wednesday 6th September 10am-2pm

Friday 8th September 10am-2pm

Wednesday 13th September 2pm-6pm

After these dates, any remaining Hearts will be posted to their owners in October.

Every donor will receive a special card acknowledging their donation and highlighting the name of the individual whose life is being celebrated. Please note, the Steel Hearts are not engraved.

LOCATION: Chester Cathedral, CH1 2DY