The Forget-me-not Appeal gives people the chance to receive a special keepsake dedicated to their loved one and, if they wish, to attend a service of reflection and celebration at our Heald Green or Little Hulton site, whilst making a donation to St Ann’s.
This year, we’re also offering supporters the opportunity to make a dedication online, in our brand new Memory Meadow.
Our Forget-me-not appeal is incredibly important to us as it gives us the opportunity to both raise money for our patients and their families, whilst also honouring the lives of those who are sadly no longer with us. We’re always overwhelmed to see so many people supporting our patients in this way – some with a connection to the hospice, and others who don’t have any connection but want to celebrate the life of someone special. We’re especially pleased to also introduce our Memory Meadow for those supporters who would like to celebrate their loved ones online. Every penny raised really does help us to provide specialist care that makes a difference to the lives of local people. Eamonn O'Neal , Chief Executive of St Ann’s
When Colin first went into St Ann’s, he was bed-ridden and fed up, but it quickly became like home. We were greeted very warmly and made so welcome and comfortable – I felt like we’d been scooped up and taken to their heart. I wanted to spend as much time as possible with Colin, and St Ann’s made that possible. Julie Wilmoth, Whose husband, Colin, was cared for at St Ann’s Hospice in 2018