Jersey Hospice Care launches new campaign to remember a loved one

We are inviting islanders to buy a beautiful ceramic flower as part of a new campaign, Planted with Love to Remember a Loved One.

The campaign aims to raise thousands of pounds towards the £5.3 million needed each year to run our free services for everyone with a life limiting condition.

Explaining the campaign, Steven Hunt, our Chairman of Fundraising, said, ‘We are inviting islanders to remember their loved ones by buying one of our high quality, glazed yellow ceramic flowers. They will initially be planted in the gardens at Jersey Hospice Care, creating a dazzling yellow display for everyone to enjoy, from 10 August, to coincide with the Battle of Flowers.

‘On 8 October, the Vicar of St Andrew’s Church, Mark Barrett, will hold a Remembering with Love service, which purchasers of the flowers can attend. Shortly after the Service, purchasers will be able to collect a flower and its stem, which they can place in their garden or even inside their home as a keepsake.

The flowers are produced by Johnson Tiles in England who manufactured many of the Poppies for the Tower of London display.

They will go on sale on Monday 17 July. You can buy them online here, where you will also be able to leave a dedication, or you can pick up a Planted with Love leaflet from various outlets, including our charity shops.

Each ceramic flower will cost a minimum donation of £30.00 and there is no limit on how many anyone can buy. We hope to sell 1,000 flowers to fill the borders in our beautiful gardens at Mont Cochon, so that patients and visitors can enjoy the spectacle before the flowers are collected.

We would like to thank Mr and Mrs Ian Le Vesconte for their support and enthusiasm for the Planted with Love to Remember a Loved One campaign.