CHESTERFIELD’S Ashgate Hospice is once again launching the spring Rainbow Ribbons Appeal which raised £12,500 last year.
Fundraisers made donations to place colourful ribbons in the hospice gardens with fond memories in honour of lost loved ones.
Hospice spokesman said: “As we celebrate the hospice’s 25th anniversary it would be fantastic if we could double the amount raised to £25,000.”
One supporter dedicating a ribbon this year is Margaret Stones whose husband Jeff was cared for at the hospice before his death in 2010.
Margaret, of Holmehall, said: “I am proud and honoured to launch this year’s Rainbow Ribbons Appeal. Jeff’s favourite colour was yellow and I will be displaying my ribbon in my garden in remembrance and celebration of his life.
“I became involved with fundraising after Jeff’s death by setting up an Ashgate Hospice Tribute Fund in Jeff’s name. It is my way of saying thank you for the care that Jeff and our family received and to help ensure Ashgate Hospice continues to provide that same care to families in the future.”
In return for a donation, contributors receive a ribbon to write a personal message and will be invited to a Spring Fair to tie the ribbon on a
Rainbow Catcher in the hospice grounds, on Ashgate Road, Brampton. Fundraisers can keep ribbons instead for their own home displays or as wrist bands. Anyone donating £25 or over will receive a commemorative 25th anniversary silver ribbon. To dedicate your ribbon please call us on (01246) 567250 or visit www.ashgatehospice.org.