CARDIFF charity City Hospice has launched a new campaign to celebrate the lives of loved ones in a special way.
Forever Flowers invites supporters to purchase a limited edition flower designed and expertly crafted by the British Ironworks Centre to remember cherished family members, friends and loved ones.
A unique and lasting tribute, the Forever Flowers will be displayed in one of Cardiff’s most iconic locations, Cardiff Castle, from Saturday, July 24 to Sunday, August 8. The flowers, which are on sale for £18, will be available to collect during the final two days of the display and following the event.
Purchasing a flower will support the work of City Hospice, Cardiff’s local hospice, which provides care to people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses, as well as essential counselling and support services for the families of their patients.
The only provider of home-based specialist palliative care in the capital, City Hospice provides care and compassion to 550 patients at any one time.
Gareth Simpson and daughter Lowri, 7, are supporting Forever Flowers following the loss of wife and mum Cath in April 2019. Sadly, Cath was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, aged 36, when Lowri was just 11 months old and cared for by City Hospice.
“Throughout Cath’s illness, we felt safe in the hands of our City Hospice nurse during this difficult chapter of our lives. I was cared for too, and counselling continued after we lost Cath. This helped me come to terms with adjusting to life without Cath and find the right words to be able to talk to Lowri. I’m now able to have comfortable conversations with Lowri about her Mum today.
“We are delighted to be supporting Forever Flowers and keep Cath’s memory alive. Lowri is looking forward to planting our beautiful Forever Flower in our garden as a lasting memory of a much-loved wife and adored Mummy.”
Liz Andrews, Chief Executive of City Hospice, said:
“Forever Flowers is an opportunity for people in our community to remember and cherish their loved ones in a truly special way. We are looking forward to the striking display within the beautiful grounds of Cardiff Castle this summer and encourage members of the public to be a part of it.”