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Lavender Memories Appeal

For the past 6 years we have invited you to join us in celebration of the lives of passed friends and family with our Sunflower Memories Appeal. Since Victorian times, Surrey has been famous for its spectacular lavender fields. This connection to local history was at the forefront of our thinking when we rebranded last October, choosing the beautiful lavender colour to replace the familiar blue and yellow. In light of the rebranding concept, we felt it was appropriate to change our appeal from Sunflower to Lavender Memories. 

We will be holding a special celebration in June which will be preceded by a sponsored walk for those that wish to participate. We have chosen the date especially in the hope that it will coincide with the first stunning blooms of the lavender. As always, the appeal will culminate in a magnificent celebration of song and contemplation within the grounds of the Hospice.

Lavender Memories Celebration

Date: Saturday 8th June

Location: St Raphael's Hospice, London Road, Cheam, SM3 9DX

Time: The memorial celebration will start at 2:30pm at the Hospice. Preceded by a sponsored walk starting at 11am from the Lavender Fields in Banstead and finishing at the Hospice.

Parking: Limited parking will be available within the Hospice grounds on a first come first serve basis. Designated disabled parking will be reserved at the Hospice for blue badge holders. Please contact our Supporter Care Team on the details below to obtain a permit.

You can dedicate your own personalised Lavender Memory Marker by visiting https://lavender-dedications.eventbrite.co.uk where you can donate and let us know the name of your loved one(s). 

There is no fixed or suggested donation, so please give whatever you feel you can afford. Your personalised lavender will be displayed with hundreds of others in our memorial garden from the 8th June. We would love you to take your lavender home after the celebration service to keep as a memento, or you can collect it from the Hospice garden anytime before the 6th July.

To ensure that we are able to prepare your Lavender in time to be included in the memorial garden, we will need to receive your donation by the 17th May. Simply visit the website above or call our Supporter Care Team on the details below. 

Whether you can join us or not on the 8th June it’s a time to reflect and celebrate the lives of those we have loved. Thank you for all your support!

For more information on the sponsored walk or to sign up, please visit https://lavender-memories.eventbrite.co.uk.

Contact our Supporter Care Team on 020 8254 2450 or supportercare@straphaels.org.uk.