Celebrate Lives Lived

Celebrate Lives Lived garden at St Giles in Whittington

Dates: 1st – 31st May 2020

Location: Whittington

Registration deadline: Midday, Friday 17th April 2020

Our Celebrate Lives Lived garden is now closed

To visit our virtual flower garden, please click here.

Thank you for taking part in Celebrate Lives Lived

A huge thank you to everyone who has taken part in this truly special event.

Thanks to you, we’ve raised over £25,000, which will help us to continue to be there for local people living with a terminal illness.

Our Celebrate Lives Lived garden at Whittington will remain planted throughout June for you to come and collect your Gerbera peg/s, but please do adhere to social distancing guidelines.

If you have any questions or if you are unable to collect your peg in person, please email our team on fundraising@stgileshospice.com or call 01543 432538.

We couldn’t do what we do without you. Thank you.

How your support helps – Anthony’s story

Anthony Shepherd, from Cannock, has been supporting St Giles ever since his mum received end-of-life care at the hospice.

When his mum Carol was diagnosed with a rare cancer, the whole family was devastated. But the care Carol received before she died in November 2018 was, in Anthony’s words, “phenomenal”.

He said: “The service and dedication of the whole team was absolutely amazing. Whilst mum was always their priority, the staff always took time to support us as a family too. Everyone was phenomenal.

“I was very anxious when mum first went into the hospice. My dog Lola was only a puppy at the time, but St Giles just said ‘Why don’t you bring her in with you?’ It was like bringing our home into the hospice.

“When mum got quite poorly, St Giles even helped with her wish of going home for one last night’s sleep in her own bed. I made her a steak dinner and her daughter-in-law gave her a foot massage. We all had a lovely evening together.

“There are no words to describe how we feel about the care mum received at St Giles. I genuinely feel that people need to support the hospice as much as they can, because fundraising is so critical to the service that they can provide to our community.

“Memorial events like Celebrate Lives Lived truly are something special. They give us the chance to remember our loved ones, while helping to raise vital funds too. My family and I will always find the time to give thanks to St Giles through fundraising.”

To read Anthony’s full story, click here.