Tie a yellow ribbon in St Catherine’s Park in memory of a loved one this summer
The gorgeous grounds of St Catherine’s Park will once again be brightened by beautiful yellow ribbons this summer as a popular appeal remembering loved ones who have died returns.
St Catherine’s supporter Dave Barratt remembers his beloved wife Anne in all sorts of different ways.
First and foremost are the happy memories he has in his head of their fantastic 35 years together – but along the way he’s also amassed a personal collection of keepsakes which he treasures for either their connection with Anne when she was here, or the memory of her that they represent.
Included with them are the yellow ribbons containing her name which he has tied proudly in the hospice grounds each spring since she died as part of the annual St Catherine’s Hospice Yellow Ribbon Appeal.
The campaign invites people to remember their loved ones with a ribbon and in return to make a donation to the hospice.
Dave, from Euxton, said he enjoys taking part each year in memory of Anne, who died at St Catherine’s four years ago after being diagnosed with a brain tumour just eight weeks earlier.
He said: “I miss Anne every day – she was a wonderful woman. The special memories I have and all the little keepsakes I treasure are a help, and the St Catherine’s yellow ribbons are another part of that – they show she is not forgotten and never will be.
“The care Anne and our family received at the hospice was superb. It’s why I now help out as a volunteer driver for the lottery department and lend a hand stuffing envelopes for the newsletter. Knowing that I’m making a donation which will help other patients and families going through similar experiences when I take part in the Yellow Ribbon campaign is another comfort.”
To dedicate a yellow ribbon to someone special, click here or call the hospice on 0172 629171.
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