Forget Me Not Appeal

Join our Forget Me Not Appeal to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.

The symbol of St Ann’s Hospice is the forget me not, and these flowers come back every year to our hospice gardens and help us remember people we have supported in past years who are gone but not forgotten.

Will you join our Forget Me Not Appeal to help the patients and family members who need the support of St Ann’s Hospice?

Many of us have lost people we love. St Ann’s Forget Me Not Appeal is a beautiful way to celebrate their lives – whether they have been cared for at the hospice or not.  

We’d love you to join with us and others across Greater Manchester as we remember loved ones.

Ways to get involved

  • Dedicate a flower in memory of a loved one in our online Memory Meadow and share your photos and memories with family and friends. You can also dedicate a flower anonymously.
  • Call us on 0161 498 3631 if you’d prefer to dedicate a donation to a loved one over the phone.
  • Attend one of our Forget Me Not services at our Heald Green and Little Hulton hospices.

However you choose to join our Forget Me Not Appeal, you will be helping to raise vital funds and awareness for St Ann’s Hospice.

Who will you remember?

Sam Williams is joining this year’s Forget Me Not Appeal in memory of  her mum. You can read about how St Ann’s cared for her and supported her family here.

Mum was referred to the hospice for symptom control in 2020. Due to the pandemic there were restrictions in place, but the hospice staff did everything to make sure that Mum was supported. The care she received at the hospice was exceptional. Sam Williams

Forget Me Not Services

Our Forget Me Not services at both hospices are open to everyone as an opportunity for reflection and celebration of the lives of loved ones. They will take place on Saturday 8th June in our beautiful gardens.

This year the services will be led by the In-Memory and Legacy Fundraiser and supported by our Patient and Family Support Team. Guests are invited to join us for some refreshments as well as the service, which will include songs from the choir, a poem, and a moment of reflection where you can place a decoration on the tree in memory of your loved one.

If you would like to attend either of these special events, please indicate this when you make a dedication on the Memory Meadow, or call us on 0161 498 3631.

If the British weather doesn’t permit holding the services outside, they will be held indoors in the hospice’s Being You Centre.

If you have any questions about the Forget Me Not Appeal, events or your dedication, please contact our Fundraising Team on 0161 498 3631 or

Let's Talk

We have a team of counsellors and assistant practitioners who are here to support you. This service is free and available to anyone who has had treatment at the hospice or is a family member, carer or friend who is grieving.

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