Swindon people can remember someone special with Prospect's 'Remember Me' roses

By Jessica Durston - 22 May 2023


Finding a special way to mark the life of someone we love is often difficult and can also feel lonely but Prospect Hospice is offering the community the opportunity to come together and remember those who are no longer with us with a new temporary art installation.

Prospect Hospice will be hosting its ‘Remember Me’ roses art installation in their gardens in September to celebrate the lives and honour the memory of loved ones.

The charity is inviting anyone in the community who would like to be involved to dedicate a rose, handcrafted from recycled metal, in memory of someone they would like to honour in return for a donation to the hospice.

Each limited edition rose, available in a selection of four colours will bear the name of the person being remembered and will be displayed in the hospice’s gardens at the charity’s garden fete on Saturday 9 September.

Carolyn Bell, director of patient services said: “We support many members of our community each year who are grieving after the death of someone close to them and they often want to find a small but significant way to remember them.

“Our ‘Remember Me’ roses community art installation is the opportunity for everyone in our community to come together and celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us.”

More information about the ‘Remember Me’ roses, supported by Arval UK, and rose dedications can be found at www.prospect-hospice.net/roses

The Prospect team would also like to add that nurses or healthcare assistants looking for new opportunities available to them, or those looking to learn more about working in palliative and end of life care can attend their upcoming Prospect open events.

The first will be held on Thurs 15 June (5-8pm), and the second on Sat 17 June (10am - 2pm). Registered nurses and healthcare assistants do not need to have worked in end-of-life care before as the hospice offers training and development.

Attendees will receive a tour of the hospice, including the gardens, and colleagues will be on hand to talk about the opportunities available. Those interested in joining the team can register interest ahead of time at www.prospect-hospice.net/openday or drop in on the day of the open events.

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