Thanks to the generous support of hospice Corporate Partners KMF Group, Dougie Mac is excited to launch 3 limited edition eye catching metal sculptures for the garden. The range consists of sunflowers, gerbera daisies and forget-me-nots.
The metal parts – petals, leaves and stem – for 2,000 flowers, will be manufactured and painted by KMF Group and assembled by patients and volunteers at the hospice. The ambitious project hopes to raise £45,000 in the hospice’s 45th anniversary year.
Orders are now being taken and flowers will be available for collection when they have grown and bloomed in early summer!
The sunflower and forget-me-not have been chosen for their connection with hospice care. The sunflower has long been the recognised emblem of the hospice movement. National Forget-Me-Not Day is November 10th and the flower is associated with remembering friends, family and loved ones. It is also the emblem used by dementia organisations and given the hospice has a dedicated Admiral Nurse in partnership with Dementia UK having a forget-me-not in the range seemed an obvious choice.
Anyone wishing to be part of our unique Everlasting Flower Garden initiative can donate to obtain their limited edition flower sculpture by clicking the button below.
As part of your donation, you will also receive a collector’s certificate.
Larger Than Life Sunflowers
As well as representing love, admiration, loyalty, positivity and strength sunflowers are a symbol of hospice care across the UK and have featured as part of the hospice logo for the past 45 years.
45cm width, 60cm height
Pink Gerbera Daisies
Our brightly coloured pink gerbera daisies feature a beaded ring around the centre of the flower; the flower is synonymous with cheerfulness and joy because of its large flowering head.
30cm width, 55cm height
The forget-me-not, as well as being a symbol of love and memories has also become a national symbol of dementia. While dementia causes a decline in memory and cognitive function, the forget-me-not flower symbolises the not wanting to be forgotten and not wanting to forget, especially by loved ones
23cm width, 40cm height