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Yellow ribbons in memory of loved ones to decorate grounds of St Catherine’s Park

Posted on - 27th May, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News, Uncategorized
Kelly Thomson, head of administration at St Catherine’s Hospice, with the Yellow Ribbon Remembrance Book

The gardens at St Catherine’s Hospice will be decorated with yellow ribbons this summer and families remember their loved ones.

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The Yellow Ribbon Dedications will allow families to honour the lives of their loved ones and support the hospice.

The grounds of St Catherine’s Park in Lostock Hall will be open for all to visit and view the colourful display throughout June and July.

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Names of everyone being remembered will be written on the ribbons and in the Yellow Ribbon Remembrance Book, which is available to view in The Mill Shop on the hospice grounds, and online during the summer months.

Kelly Thomson, head of administration at St Catherine’s, said: “The Yellow Ribbon campaign marks such a special time of year at the hospice.

“My team and I are always overwhelmed by the generosity and support we receive; not to mention all of the love that is expressed in remembering loved ones through a Yellow Ribbon.

“It is our absolute honour to write and tie the ribbons in the beautiful gardens of the hospice. Since the pandemic has prevented us from hosting our Yellow Ribbon Day for the past two years – where the ribbons are usually available to view for the first time – we have also been sending a ribbon to supporters in the post.

“We are thrilled that we will be able to invite people back into our grounds for Yellow Ribbon Day on Sunday 19th June, and we will continue to send out a ribbon for people to tie in their own homes and gardens too.

“Yellow Ribbon dedications are welcome in memory of anyone, whether they were known to St Catherine’s or not, and some people even remember pets.

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“My team of staff and volunteers are very passionate about the Yellow Ribbons because we see first-hand how important it is to people to pay tribute to their loved ones, and we strive to make the experience as special as we can.

“This will be my seventh year involved in the campaign and each year I remain humbled by the kindness and generosity shown by our wonderful supporters.”

Donations made in this way help St Catherine’s to continue providing compassionate end-of-life care to people at the hospice and in the community, as well as ongoing emotional support to patients’ families, such as bereavement support.

To make a Yellow Ribbon Dedication in memory of someone special, visit www.stcatherines.co.uk or call 01772 629171.

For updates about Yellow Ribbon Day, follow @StCatherinesPre on Facebook.

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