Ornate blue flowers at Ayrshire hotel explained as ‘Memory Meadow’ is launched

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Ayrshire Hospice has this week launched their annual Forget-Me-Not appeal with a ‘Memory Meadow’ display within the grounds of Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon.

The public can visit the steel flowers at the hotel from now until June 30 inclusive.

Scott McClure, director of business development and financial strategy at Ayrshire Hospice said: “We had a terrific day on Thursday when we launched our Forget Me Not appeal at the beautiful Lochgreen House Hotel.

“The Forget Me Nots are beautiful steel flowers made in Ayrshire by Morrell’s Forge Blacksmith, based in Kirkoswald. Since its launch in 2019, the Forget-Me-Not appeal has raised over £17,000 to provide care to the people of Ayrshire and Arran.

“If you would be interested in donating, Forget Me Nots are available for £30 from the Fundraising Office on Miller Road, Ayr, who can be reached on 01292 288 488 or via the Ayrshire Hospice website.”

Among the dignitaries at the launch were Allan Dorans MP, and Claire Leitch, deputy provost of East Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire provost Iain Campbell and North Ayrshire provost Anthea Dickson.

Pictured left to right at the Memory Meadow are Elizabeth Morton, Vice-Chair of Ayrshire Hospice Board Councillor Anthea Dickson, Provost of North Ayrshire Council, Scott McClure, Director of Business Development & Financial Strategy at Ayrshire Hospice, Councilor Claire Leitch, Depute Provost of East Ayrshire Council Eileen Howat, Chief Executive at South Ayrshire Council, Councilor Iain Campbell, Provost of South Ayrshire Council and Allan Dorans MP, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pictured left to right at the Memory Meadow are Elizabeth Morton, Vice-Chair of Ayrshire Hospice Board, Councilor Anthea Dickson, Provost of North Ayrshire Council, Scott McClure, Director of Business Development & Financial Strategy at Ayrshire Hospice, Councilor Claire Leitch, Depute Provost of East Ayrshire Council, Eileen Howat, Chief Executive at South Ayrshire Council, Councilor Iain Campbell, Provost of South Ayrshire Council and Allan Dorans, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

To get involved with the appeal, supporters can donate a minimum of £30 to receive one of the handmade Forget-Me-Nots.

Ron Swanson, assistant fundraising manager at Ayrshire Hospice said: “As we move into the summer months, we are proud to launch our 2022 Forget-Me-Not display to remember loved ones in a personal way thanks to the wonderful support of Lochgreen House Hotel .”

The minimum donation for a Forget-Me-Not is £30 and all contributions will be gratefully received towards continuing the outstanding care and services delivered across the community by Ayrshire Hospice.

The Memory Meadow display
The Memory Meadow display

To make a donation towards one of the lovely Forget-Me-Nots in memory of a loved one, either call the Fundraising Office on 01292 288 488 or visit www.ayrshirehospice.org/appeal/forget-me-not-appeal to order yours today.

Supporters will be able to arrange to collect their Forget-Me-Not from the Fundraising Office at Ayrshire Hospice or it can be posted to them so they can put in their own garden or at the memorial of a loved one.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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