Forest Holme Hospice marked Hospice Awareness Week last week with its annual Tie a Yellow Ribbon event. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, members of the public were invited along to remember their loved ones.
Tie A Yellow Ribbon is an event of reflection and thanksgiving that takes place each year in June. People can make a a personal dedication on a ribbon, irrespective of whether their loved ones attended the hospice. Each symbolic ribbon is yellow, which is a colour commonly associated with the hospice movement, and is then displayed in the hospice garden throughout the summer.
Supporters made donations with their dedications, and the event helped raise over £4,000 to help support the provision of palliative and end-of-life care for people across Poole, Wimborne and the Isle of Purbeck.
Fundraiser at Forest Holme, Kirsty Perks, said: “Our Tie A Yellow Ribbon event is a particularly important and poignant day in the hospice calendar and is a time to both celebrate and remember loved ones, so we were so glad to finally host it again in the hospice garden. Many very generously gave a donation in return for a ribbon, knowing that it will go towards providing care and support to future patients and their families.”
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