Dragonfly campaign raises £110,401 for St Barnabas Hospice

5th October 2020

St Barnabas Hospice has been given a £110,401 boost as their dragonfly campaign nears the end.

Following on from the successful forget me not appeal in 2019, St Barnabas Hospice is delighted to announce that their dragonfly campaign has topped this success by raising an incredible £110,401 This money has been raised by Hospice supporters dedicating 2,754 dragonflies in memory of loved ones.

For those who missed out on dedicating their dragonfly, there is now only LIMITED TIME left to place an order before Sunday 11th October.

Dragonflies have become a symbol for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. As part of the St Barnabas campaign, The Story of the Dragonfly by Doris Stickney was used to help children understand the death of someone they were close to. This story is one which St Barnabas nurses give to grieving parents and children to help them through a difficult time

Sam Waterer, Individual Giving Fundraiser at St Barnabas Hospice said, “It is a wonderful feeling to know our little dragonflies will be helping so many people who are grieving loved ones. An amazing amount of visitors came to Doddington Hall and Gardens during the two weeks our display was in place, and we are so grateful to the team there for hosting, designing and helping to create the display for us.

“Thanks must also go to Lincoln College for providing and installing beautiful lighting to make the display come to life during our evening Twilight Tours, to Hannah Dale from Wrendale Designs who created a beautiful watercolour dragonfly to use in our promotions, to Stefanos and Roz from The Old Smithy for their tireless work in designing and making every single dragonfly by hand, to Neil and Sophie Buck for sharing their beautiful story about Dawn, to Against the Grain Design for making the magnificent bridge running through the dragonfly display, to Eurovia for helping us take down the display and to the wonderful people who volunteered their help throughout the campaign.

“I also want to give a special mention to Waterside Shopping Centre – the headline sponsor of the campaign. Waterside have been incredible supporters of the Hospice over the years and it is because of their sponsorship that we were able to get this campaign off the ground. Dean and his team are fantastic to work with and they are true advocates of the work we do across Lincolnshire.”

Dean Cross, General Manager at the Waterside Shopping Centre added, “When I first saw the display all lit up, it was a bit of a wow moment. It looked absolutely fantastic and what a great initiative to be part of. We are proud to support the Hospice as it is a local charity which does such great work in the community.”

Dragonflies can be ordered in memory of loved ones until midnight on Sunday 11th October. Visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/dragonfly to order yours today.

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