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Michaelmas daisies bloom for Longfield’s Daisy Appeal

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A team of volunteers rolled up their sleeves and helped plant 800 metal Michaelmas daisies at The Museum in the Park in Stroud this morning.

The flowers form Longfield Community Hospice’s Daisy Appeal, sponsored by Daikin, and are on display in the museum’s garden from August 2nd – 21st and will give supporters a way to remember someone special. When they make a generous donation to the appeal they will reserve one of the metal daisies, a symbol of eternal love.

DSC00083 | Michaelmas daisies bloom for Longfield's Daisy Appeal
Gabrielle Cochrane, Supporter Relations Officer with Longfield, with some of the 800 Michaelmas daisies that are on display at the Museum in the Park. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

“The Daisy Appeal is an in-memory appeal, so all supporters can donate to receive a metal daisy, but before they go to their forever homes they are being planted in the Museum in the Park as a sort of remembrance garden. People can come here, look at the daisies and have a bit of time to reflect, and to remember loved ones,” said Gabrielle Cochrane, Supporter Relations Officer with Longfield.

Longfield supports people in Gloucestershire with a life-limiting illness, from diagnosis onwards. As well as providing Hospice at Home care, Longfield also offers help and support to patients, families and carers through a range of Wellbeing services at the hospice.

To reserve a daisy, visit longfield.org.uk/daisy-appeal or call the fundraising team on 01453 886868. The suggested donation is £30 per daisy.

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