Poole-based hospice celebrates success of inaugural park memorial event

Hundreds of people flocked to Poole Park at the weekend to write a dedication in memory of a loved one at Forest Holme Hospice’s Tie A Yellow Ribbon event, which was held in in the park for the very first time.

The free event, which was kindly sponsored by Smith Hobbs Wealth Management, took place on Saturday 17th June to give the local community across Poole, Wimborne and the Isle of Purbeck the opportunity to come together to remember their loved ones and write a dedication and tie a yellow ribbon.

The event was open to everyone, not just those who have lost a loved one at Forest Holme and featured poems and speeches from staff and supporters, as well as craft stalls and two performances from the Citrus Singers choir.

Claire Cooper from the charity team at Forest Holme, said, “The event was a huge success and it was wonderful to see both familiar and new faces coming together on a beautiful day in such lovely surroundings to reflect and celebrate the lives of their loved ones.”

The event saw over 900 metres of yellow ribbon used, with over 500 dedications made and £11,500 raised for the charity.
For those who were unable to attend but would still like to make a dedication, the hospice will happily make one on their behalf, which will then be displayed the garden at Forest Holme over the summer. Please visit https://forestholmehospice.enthuse.com/cf/tie-a-yellow-ribbon

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