Celebrate Lives Lived

Date: 1st – 31st May 2023

Locations: Whittington and Sutton Coldfield

Overview: Whilst the deadline has now passed to have a Gerbera peg planted, you can still dedicate a Gerbera flower in our virtual garden.


Thank you for supporting Celebrate Lives Lived

A huge thank you to everyone who has made a dedication in memory of their loved ones.

Your Gerbera peg will be available to collect to take home as a keepsake, until Friday 14th July. There’s no need to call ahead – they will be ready and waiting for you to pick up.

Collections from Whittington (Mon to Fri, 10am – 4pm)
From our Fundraising Hub (please note, this is NOT the main reception but the old Day Hospice entrance at St Giles in Whittington).

Collections from Sutton Coldfield (Mon to Fri, 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Please go to reception during working hours at the main entrance to be greeted by a member of the team.

If you have any questions, please call our fundraising team on 01543 432538 or email fundraising@stgileshospice.com.

How your support helps – Sarah’s story

Sarah Leech and her family supported Celebrate Lives Lived this year, after Sarah’s sister Lynn, was cared for at St Giles.

Sarah said: “Celebrate Lives Lived creates such a special moment and a wonderful place to come and visit – seeing the rows of names and dedications is incredibly poignant and it shows how much all of our loved ones are missed.

“I felt comforted knowing Lynn was at St Giles, she was given the care and the attention that she needed with so much dignity.

“It costs around £10million for St Giles Hospice to provide its specialist care services each year – and every Celebrate Lives Lived dedication helps to support families like mine.

“The support that St Giles gives is second to none. The kindness everybody shows to the patients, and their relatives, is absolutely superb. The world would be a much sadder place if St Giles wasn’t there. It’s a light shining in the darkness for those going through end of life care with members of their family. Thank you so much.”

With special thanks to South Staffordshire College and Trophy Store for supporting Celebrate Lives Lived 2023.