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Name: Sunflower Memories Appeal

Location: The Kirkwood Gardens, 21 Albany Road, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 9UY

Sunflower Memories Appeal

Nothing symbolises Summer quite like the Sunflower. Standing tall and finding the light within the shade, we are excited to see the return of our Sunflower Memories Appeal.

As the sunnier skies and lighter nights grace us with their presence this summer, we bring to you our Sunflower Memories appeal, offering a touching opportunity to gather your family and friends together in remembrance of your loved one and dedicate a special sunflower in their memory.

This annual appeal extends to you, your family, and your friends, inviting reflection upon the cherished moments shared with those who've touched our lives. It's a chance to honour the joy they brought and the happiness they gifted us throughout their life.

This year, we are doing things a little differently by combining our Sunflower Memories Appeal with our annual Open Gardens event. We will be hosting a Sunflower Garden Party where you can collect your Sunflowers from a sea of yellow in the gardens with your friends and family. We invite you to make a day of it with live music performances, BBQ, stalls, and more. Soak up the sunny atmosphere this July at what promises to be a magical and meaningful event. 

Celebrate the life and legacy of your loved ones in a beautiful and meaningful way and join us on Saturday, 6th July, in The Kirkwood Gardens as we come together to remember your loved ones and celebrate their legacy at The Sunflower Garden Party.

Make a dedication to someone special

Visit our online dedication page via the button below, where you can add your special message dedicated to your loved ones. You can even add a photo to your online dedication, inviting friends and family to view the page from wherever they might be in the world, staying connected to the everlasting memory of the special people in your life.

When you make a dedication for someone special this Summer, you will receive a commemorative card and a Sunflower plaque bearing the name(s) of those you wish to celebrate. Your plaque will then be 'planted' in and around The Kirkwood Gardens, creating a sea of yellow blooms for you and your family to view and collect on the day of The Sunflower Garden Party.

New for this year, is a Commemorative Sunflower Print (8"x10") framed with personalised dedication names on it. This keepsake is available for a donation of £50. Please get in touch with the fundraising team if you would like a framed print, quoting your Much Loved reference number. 

You can also take part in our Sunflower Memories Appeal by calling our friendly Fundraising Team on 01484 557 911, making your dedication over the phone or requesting a paper form to be sent out to you. (Please ensure your dedication is made by Monday, June 17th, to guarantee the engraving of your loved one's name on the Sunflower plaque).

The Sunflower Garden Party

Enjoy a summer's day in The Kirkwood Gardens with your family and friends this July and celebrate the lives of your loved ones past and present.

On the day, we invite you to join us in the tranquil settings of The Kirkwood Gardens, where your Sunflower plaques will be on display, waiting for you to view and collect against the beautiful backdrop of our gardens.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, including freshly cooked food from our BBQ, and tasty sweet treats that will be available to buy. There will also be plenty of stalls to peruse and plants for sale, with the option to donate towards helping our volunteer gardening team continue their incredible work, creating a safe and serene space for our in-patients and their families to enjoy.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about The Kirkwood Sunflower Memories and would like to discuss this with our team, please get in touch with our friendly fundraising and events team.

Call: 01484 557 911
Email: events@thekirkwood.org.uk 

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