Forget Me Not Appeal
Alice House Hospice are launching their annual summer remembrance appeal ‘Forget Me Not’ to raise much needed funds for patients and families affected by incurable illnesses.
The annual campaign invites people to make a donation in memory of a loved one to the local charity.
Under normal circumstances, donors would be invited to Alice House, where a sea of Forget Me Not plaques showing the names of those being remembered would be in the Hospice gardens.
Sadly, this is another thing to have been affected by the ongoing Coronavirus Crisis so instead, supporters will be sent a special commemorative Forget Me Not keyring to keep. Alice House fundraisers plan to return the event to its previous format for 2021.
The event is kindly sponsored once again by Victoria House Funeral Service who have worked closely with Alice House since the company was founded in 2013.
The three Directors of Victoria House said “Apolena, Carl, Andrew and the staff at Victoria House are so proud to be able to support the Forget Me Not campaign, once again raising funds to support the specialized care that has been given to the families of Hartlepool and surrounding areas over the years.”
Deputy Fundraising Manager at Alice House, Greg Hildreth said “We are delighted to have the ongoing support of Victoria House and to be able to proceed with this appeal in very different and challenging times. The team at Victoria House have always been very warm supporters of Hospice care and their kindness is making a real difference to the lives of local patients.
I hope that people will take some comfort in making a dedication to their loved ones and also hope that we will be able to return to normal next year and be able to invite everyone back to our gardens.”
Letters are going out to previous supporters of the campaign, but you can also make a tribute online by visiting the Forget Me Not page here. Alternatively, you can contact a member of the Fundraising Team on 01429 855555.