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Forget-me-not 2022

9 July, 2 - 4pm

Please join us in our milestone year to pay tribute to those that remain forever in our hearts at a remembrance service in the grounds of Farleigh Hospice on Saturday, 9th July at 2pm.

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You are invited to join our Forget-me-not appeal, a powerful and positive way to remember the life of someone special.

This year, our Forget-me-not appeal not only honours the memories of those we have lost, but also commemorates 40 years of Farleigh’s care.

Forget-me-not service

As part of this remembrance, we will be holding a service in the grounds of Farleigh Hospice on Saturday, 9th July.

The service is open to anyone who would like to remember the life of a loved one. It will include a number of readings, performances from the Farleigh Hospice choir and live music, as well as a special children’s session provided by our Yo-Yo team.

Refreshments will be available afterwards.

It is free to attend and you can pre-book your tickets here or by calling 01245 457351.
Key Information
Date: Saturday 9th July
Time: Starts at 2PM
Location: North Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford CM1 7FH
Price: Free to attend

Donate to our Forget-me-not appeal

To make a donation to our Forget-me-not appeal click the ‘make a donation’ button below.

We will send you a Forget-me-not pin badge as a special thank you and a beautiful reminder of your loved one.

How your donations help

A safe space to share grief

Helen turned to Farleigh Hospice for Yo-Yo Project bereavement support for her daughter (aged 9 at the time) after she sadly lost her husband, Colin, to Covid-19 during the early part of February 2021. Helen has also undertaken the Circle bereavement course for parents of bereaved children.

She says: “I knew I had to get this right for my little girl; she’d just lost one of the most important people in her life at a time when we were all in lockdown and I wanted to make sure she had all the support she needed. It was good to get that professional input from the Yo-Yo Project. Maddie our Yo-Yo counsellor has been great, we’d have been absolutely lost without her. Our daughter has some complex additional needs and Maddie knew exactly how to handle the situation whilst respecting the views of my daughter and I.”

“The Circle six week virtual course for parents of bereaved children was fantastic. It was a really safe space to share grief, tears, pain, honesty without any judgement. It was very hard to do, but it was so worthwhile for me. Everyone that took part had very different stories but with that common thread that we’d all lost someone who had huge significance in our lives. Losing your husband is an awful thing to have to go through, but the course helped me to able to really be myself for that time every week and not have to put on a brave face. I could just be me - not ‘mum’ or ‘admin officer’ or ‘daughter’, I could show my pain and share it with people who had been through something similar. It was totally invaluable.

“Everyone we’ve dealt with at Farleigh Hospice has been really kind and compassionate. They’ve just been brilliant. My daughter and I are both on different but evolving journeys through our grief that will always remain with us. I can’t thank Farleigh enough for their support. It’s been such a help for us both.”

Thank you. It's because you care, we can.