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Sunflower Memories Appeal, Service and Walk 2018

Sunflower Appeal:

The Sunflower Memories Appeal is now in it’s 9th year and has raised over £300,000 for the hospice so far.

The appeal allows supporters of the hospice and members of the local community to dedicate a sunflower in memory of a family member or a loved one, which is then planted in our sunflower garden throughout the month of May. We then have a service on the 5th of May at 2.30pm to bless all the sunflowers in our sunflower garden.

If you wish to make a donation for a sunflower please contact the fundraising office on 020 8254 2460 or follow this link which will take you to our Sunflower Appeal page on Eventbrite, where you can purchase a ticket for the Walk or submit a dedication for a Sunflower  www.sunflower18.eventbrite.co.uk


Sunflowers in rows


There is no parking available on site for the Sunflower Service, but permits can be requested for those with disabled blue badges. To request a permit for the walk or service please contact the Events Manager, Sarah on 020 8254 2467.

Sunflower Walk 2018:

This year as part of the Sunflower Appeal we will be having a Sunflower Memories Walk, which is be a 5mile (approx) family walk starting and finishing at our Sunflower Garden in the grounds of St Raphaels Hospice.

Date: Saturday 5th May, 018

Time: The Walk will start at 11.00am with registration from 9.30am in St Bede’s / or grass area, dependant on weather.

Registration Cost: The walk is £15.00 for adults and £10.00 for children (aged 5-16 years) Under 5’s enter for free.

  • Registration for the walk closes Friday 4th May at 12noon.
  • You will be able to register on the day but the fee will be £20.00 for adults and £15.00 for children (aged 5-16 years) Under 5’s will still register for free.
  • During registration you will be asked if you would like for your registration pack to be posted or emailed to you or if you would like to collect it from the Fundraising office. If you would like to collect your registration pack and tick that box during registration, you will be emailed to say when your pack will be ready to collect, and the address of the Fundraising Office, just up the road from the Hospice.

Sunflower Service:

The Sunflower Service will be held in the Sunflower garden at the front of the Hospice close to the Hospice’s main entrance. The service is free to attend, and refreshments will be served on the grass and/ or in St Bedes conference centre. We would like to invite you all to bring a picnic this year to enjoy some time on the grass area of the hospice, where we will have a BBQ and activities for the children. Please feel free to bring a picnic blanket , chairs and so on to relax before the service commences at 2.20pm. 

If you have any queries or questions about our Sunflower Memories Appeal, Service or Walk, or would like to dedicate a sunflower or register for the walk please contact Sarah ward by filling in the form below or calling 020 8254 2467.

Registration Pack Documents:

Event Itinerary 2018.pdf

Information and Rules of Entry 2018.pdf

St Raphael's Sponsorship Form 2018.pdf

Welcome letter 2018.pdf

Sunflower Walk and Service 2015

Thank you so much for your support.


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