Happy Valentine’s Day…today and for the previous 13 days we have been sharing the love for St Mary’s Hospice.
I’d like to thank everybody who has participated and shared their thoughts and feelings…it’s been really special reading them all.
Hearing the reasons behind why people support…shop…donate to the hospice…why they give up so much of their own time to volunteer for the hospice…why they use the hospice services has been a real honour.
Everyone’s story is different…but they all have one think in common…they demonstrate how essential the hospice is…how needed…how valuable…but most of all…how LOVED the hospice is by the community it serves.
Some lovely people who do a great job for our community.
This means ‘SHELTER’ to me. A place of sanctuary and care.
February the month of love…what better time to share all the wonderful comments we have received during our ‘Close To Your Heart’ campaign.
For the next 14 days we will be sharing these with you.
Why not pop into our Barrow Shop and take a look at all the wonderful comments displayed.
The shops have been busy readying their windows for Valentine’s Day…some fantastic ideas taking shape.
Here at Barrow Shop we’ve really tried to embrace the theme…’This Valentine’s Day…Love Your Hospice’…with our oversized heart in Forget Me Not colours 😊
A great response to our ‘Close To Your Heart’ blog…it’s great to have so many people willing to share, a big thank you to those that have contributed so far…we’d love to hear from more of you so don’t be afraid to comment…message via Facebook or drop into one of the shops.
I thought I’d share this beautiful poem written and sent in by Lauren.
If you’re feeling creative…and brave why not try writing your own?
…a calm descended and a plan was formed…
The plan it turns out…was pretty simple…because it’s something that happens naturally all the time…we just don’t necessarily talk about it…we just feel it and accept it.
So…on the run up to this Valentine’s Day we would like you to think about why the hospice is close to your heart…not just think about it…but share it with us…let’s have a bit of shop chatter!
The number of people I speak to in a working day…customers…people dropping off donations…volunteers…all expressing their love…gratitude…affection for St Mary’s Hospice so naturally…wouldn’t it be great to share it…to tell the world how awesome the hospice…it’s volunteers…shops…staff and support groups are?
How can you get involved…that’s the easy bit…send us a message or a picture on Facebook…leave a comment on WordPress…drop into one of the shops.
Let’s start the conversation now…