Ironworks to Support Stafford Hospice with their Next Campaign

As part of our National Hospice Support Programme, we aim to help as many UK hospices as we can to achieve their fundraising goals. We are completely inspired by the extreme dedication that these hospices have for helping each individual patient, and believe supporting them in return is simply a no-brainer.

In the past we have been heavily involved in helping a whole array of hospices with Forget Me Not campaigns. These campaigns focus on handcrafting metal Forget Me Not flowers to be sold, with all proceeds going back to the hospice so they can make the necessary changes and improvements needed. These flowers carry far more weight than just raising crucial funds, they are also a delicate reminder of each lost loved one and a beautiful homage to their legacy. They are the ideal way to remember a lost life whilst supporting the hospices who worked so hard to ensure their end of life care was the very best it could be.

We were recently visited by Amy Ratcliffe from the Katharine House Hospice to discuss supporting them in a Forget Me Not campaign of their own. Located in Stafford, Katharine House Hospice have been supporting patients and their families for 25 years. The hospice’s aim is to enable their patients to live their lives as fully and comfortably as possible whilst providing support for their families. Each year the hospice continues to grow through the generosity and kindness of their community, staff and volunteers.

Amy Ratcliffe from the Katharine House Hospice & Mirium Bradford from the British Ironwork centre

With over 75% of Katharine House’s funds generated through donations, their fundraiser campaigns are absolutely crucial, which is why we have made a pledge to support them. The Forget Me Not flowers will be made in the hospice’s brand colours and are due to be completed before Easter, where the campaign will be launched just in time for spring. Currently, Katharine House have plans to create a beautiful display of these flowers in both Victoria Park and Shugborough Hall in Stafford where the flowers will not only help to raise awareness of their fantastic cause, but can also be seen as a special immortalisation and memorial of those lost.