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Join our Sunflower Appeal 2021!

Our annual Sunflower Appeal will once again be virtual, due to ongoing Covid restrictions.  We know so many of you look forward to our annual fayre here at the hospice and we hope to be able to welcome you back later in the year.  

There are still many ways you can support our Sunflower Appeal this year, which we have extended across the summer, so you can fundraise whenever works best for you! Why not hold your own Sunflower day, your way - 

  • Join in with a #WearYellow day with your family, local community, at school or at work. Ask everyone to wear yellow on your chosen day - this could be a yellow accessory, top or an all yellow outfit! Please tag us if you share photos from your day (we love to see them) and use the hashtag #WearYellow. 
  • You could add activities to your day, such as a cake sale, coffee morning or raffle. 
  • You could hold a (socially distanced) get together with family and friends in the garden and charge an entrance fee. 

We have a range of materials that you can download and print to support your Sunflower events:

Sunflower Day Bunting 

Colour in your own Sunflower 

Sunflower Masks  

Benedict Bear Window Poster

Contact the fundraising team if we can help with anything. For example, we can provide collection boxes or buckets and other fundraising materials for your Sunflower Day. 

Keep an eye on our social media channels as we'll be posting 'Sunflower Sunday' updates from 'Big Heads', our inter-departmental sunflower growing competition. 10 teams in the hospice have taken on a seedling sunflower, which they are going to grow through the summer months. There will be a prize for the biggest seed head. We hope you have some fun growing yours – please share your photos with us.



Celebrate the life of a loved one with a Sunflower tribute. When you make a donation, we will send you a commemorative sunflower bearing the name of your loved one.

To make a donation, visit our Sunflower Appeal MuchLoved page, or call our Fundraising Team on 0191 512 8436.

If you have any questions or would like to share your plans with us, please contact us on 0191 512 8435 or email us at emma.heslington@nhs.net - we'd love to hear from you!