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Celebrate and remember your loved ones in a meaningful way by donating to receive a flower in memory of someone special.

Our Forget-Me-Not Appeal, sponsored by Graysons Solicitors, will see the vibrant pink flowers form a wonderful display within the picturesque grounds of Renishaw Hall. Visitors will be able to visit the display and their flowers from Wednesday 15th June 2022 to Sunday 19th June 2022 and Wednesday 22nd June 2022 to Sunday 26th June 2022.

The display will be free to view and will be located next to the entrance to the gardens. Car parking is also free, the address is Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw Park, Chesterfield, S21 3WB. 

For a suggested donation of £25, you will receive a lovingly crafted stainless steel pink forget-me-not flower, each measuring 45cm in length. You will be invited to collect your flower from Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield (S42 7JD) from Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July, or you may wish to have it posted to you.

Your support will enable us to continue to support patients and their families who need specialist palliative and end of life care across North Derbyshire.

Remember someone special

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Have your loved one's name included in the display

If you wish for the name of your loved ones to appear at the forget-me-not display at Renishaw Hall, please make your dedication before Sunday 5th June to ensure the names can be included in the display.

This year, we will also have a remembrance book at the display that you may wish to write in. We hope that visiting the display will give you the time to pause and reflect as you remember those you love.

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A way to remember of someone special

Amanda Griffiths – Victor’s daughter

“I will forever treasure the memory of the two of us sitting together in dad’s room, peacefully watching the birds on the feeders outside. Sometimes when I visited, I’d catch him singing along to his records or sharing stories with staff about his younger days.

“He shared his sense of humour with anyone who walked into his room too – no matter how poorly he felt. One day, he even got the staff and volunteers doing the conga! Sadly, dad deteriorated quickly, and when the time came to say goodbye, the hospice team helped fulfil his wish to be at home with his family.

“I miss dad so much, and I think about him every day. My nana is forever in my heart too. So I’m remembering them both through Ashgate Hospice’s Forget-Me-Not Appeal.”

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Your donation will make a real difference

Karen Esposito is dedicating a flower in memory of her dad, Tony Jackson, who was cared for by the hospice at the end of his life.

“The physiotherapists took him for walks around the grounds, which he loved. We received regular home visits from the specialist nurse and the consultant, and through this we felt respected, looked after, and listened to.

“I especially remember the much-needed humour in the face of a terrifying disease. Ashgate made Dad feel as comfortable as he possibly could be.

“He passed away at Ashgate in December 2021. We weren’t there with him when he passed away – I had gone home for a rest, expecting to see him again the next day – so it was such a comfort to speak to the two wonderful nurses who were holding his hands for us.

“The staff are special at Ashgate. They are skilled, compassionate, and open. I honestly do not know how we would have managed without them; we all have an increased respect for the work they do and the need for the specialised approach that is needed for people who are at very vulnerable stages of life.”

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Find out more about our Forget-Me-Not Appeal by watching this special video from our staff and volunteers.

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Your frequently asked questions

Forget-Me-Not Appeal
How does the appeal work?

In return for a suggested donation of £25, you will receive a beautifully crafted stainless steel pink forget-me-not flower. You are also warmly invited to view the vibrant display of forget-me-not flowers at Renishaw Hall (S21 3WB) from 15th-19th and 22nd-26th June, 10:30am to 4.30pm each day (please note that Renishaw are only open Wednesdays to Sundays). After this, you will be invited to collect your special flower from Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield (S42 7JD) from Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July, 10am to 5pm each day. 

What is the forget-me-not flower?

Your limitededition pink forget-me-not flower has been lovingly crafted to help raise funds for Ashgate Hospice. Each flower is 45cm tall and is made of stainless steel and powdercoated in pink. You may wish to display your special flower in your home or garden. We hope your flower will bring you comfort as you celebrate and remember the life of your loved one. Please note, in order to prevent colour fade, we recommend that you keep your flower indoors or in a shady spot outdoors and treat with yacht varnish. 

Can I order more than one?

Yes! You can order as many flowers as you wish in celebration of those you love. All donations received for the flowers will help our teams to continue caring for patients and their families living with a life-limiting illness. You can order up to three flowers on our website. If you wish to order more than three flowers, please speak to our Fundraising Team on 01246 567250 or email fundraising@ashgatehospice.org.uk. 

How do I collect my forget-me-not flower?

After the display at Renishaw Hall ends, you will be able to collect your flower from Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield (S42 7JD) from Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July, 10am to 5pm each day. You do not need to bring anything with you to collect your flower. Friends or family may collect your flower on your behalf. If you cannot make the collection dates, please call our Fundraising Team on 01246 567250 or email fundraising@ashgatehospice.org.uk to arrange an alternative time to collect. 

If you are unable to collect your forget-me-not flower, we also have the option to post your flower to you for an additional suggested donation of £4.  

Why is the display at Renishaw Hall?

This year, our forget-me-not flower remembrance display will be situated at the beautiful site of Renishaw Hall, a 400-year-old, Grade II listed estate and gardens located in the countryside surrounding Eckington, Derbyshire. As a hospice who cares for patients and families across the whole of North Derbyshire, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate the community of patients and families we care for in and around Eckington by bringing our beautiful forget-me-not remembrance display here. We hope you will be able to join us at the display this year. 

Will I have the chance to personalise my flower?

This year, we will display the names of all those being remembered at the display at Renishaw Hall. Later this year, we will also be offering an additional way to personalise your forget-me-not flower, so keep an eye on our website and social media pages for more details about this! 

How do I donate for a flower?

To donate to Ashgate Hospice and receive a forget-me-not flower in memory of your loved one, go to www.ashgatehospice.org.uk/forget-me-not. Alternatively, you can call the Fundraising Team on 01246 567250. Thank you for your support. 

How will my donation help the hospice?

Less than 30% of our funding comes from the NHS and the rest must be fundraised. This means that your support is vitally important to ensuring that patients and families receive outstanding, compassionate care when they need it. 

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