Help us make our Hospice gardens overflow with yellow sunflowers this summer

This year’s ‘Sunflower Summer’ campaign has blossomed following the success of our Sunflower Memories Appeal last year.

During the months of June and July there will be displays of attractively designed sunflower plaques ‘planted’ in bright yellow barrows throughout the Hospice gardens, each sunflower bearing the name of a loved one.

In return for a donation, we will write the name of someone special to you on one of the lovely sunflower plaques, which will then be ‘planted’ with many others, forming a beautiful display of yellow blooms. The Sunflower displays will first go on display at the Summer Fete on Saturday 10th June until Sunday 9th July when we will be holding our special Sunflower Day at the hospice from 12noon to 4pm.

The Sunflower Day will have the emphasis of remembering all those who have had sunflowers dedicated to them. You can pop along with family and friends to view your flower and celebrate the memories you hold dear.

After the service has taken place, you can stay for an afternoon of uplifting and varied entertainment finishing with a dove release at 4pm. Please remember to bring a picnic, something to relax on, sun cream and sunshade. And although it will be an emotional and personal day, it promises to be an uplifting experience. You are welcome to take your sunflower home on the day or collect it from our hospice reception after the 11th July.

How to dedicate a Sunflower

  • Online by clicking here
  • Phone 01268 524 973
  • Alternatively, you can download the form and post to: Sunflower Memories Appeal, St. Luke’s Hospice, Fobbing Farm, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NJ.

If you would like more information about the Sunflower Summer campaign, please contact Legacy and In Memory Coordinator Ed Pearce on 01268 524 973 or email


Other ways to get involved in the Sunflower Summer

Nuclear Rush – 13th May

Barleylands Fun Walk – 21st May

Abseil – 28th May

Summer Fete – 10th June

Sunflower Day – 9th July

Sky Dive – 16th July

Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100mile – 30th July

Big Brew – anytime





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