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Together We Remember

Hospice brings community together to remember loved ones

 

Ardgowan Hospice is stepping out into the community it serves through the Inside Out Hospice Project, in response to feedback from recent community consultations.

It is partnering with Broomhill Gardens and Community Hub and the two social enterprises based there, In-Work and The Gardens’ Café, to offer families a new way of sharing the memories of those they love but who are no longer here. This remembrance event is called ‘Together We Remember’.

Together We Remember will take place on Saturday 23rd June at Broomhill Community Gardens and Hub, Greenock at 2pm. This event, is for family members of all ages with a focus on celebrating life. With this in mind, the team from In-Work, will be on hand to help attendees to plant flowers in special remembrance planters.

Together We Remember will also include readings and poems from staff and supporters of the hospice. There will be singing from the Albany Children’s Theatre Choir and the Hospice’s own choir too. The aim of the event is to make a compassionate response to all those people who have lost someone dear to them and to provide an opportunity to remember them in a supportive and positive environment.

Linda McEnhill, Chief Executive, Ardgowan Hospice, is delighted to be offering the community an opportunity to remember in a new way. She said: “Our aim is to offer hospice care to everyone who needs it. It seems fitting therefore for us to work with community partners who are supporting people that need a helping hand in life.  Together We Remember is about creating an opportunity to remember those who have died and to allow those who come along to feel uplifted when they leave knowing that they are not alone, but supported by the Hospice and the community.”

Alan Maliska, Project Manager, In-Work Enterprises Limited, is pleased his team are supporting the event. “We work with over 35 people in the community with mental health issues and provide them with training and work experience to support them into work and to get the best out of their life.

“We are celebrating 25 years of working in the community and we are glad we can mark this milestone by supporting Ardgowan Hospice in this way.  Planting flowers, caring for them and seeing them grow is one way our team can help and they are so glad to be involved. “

The hospice has invited all the families they have supported over the last year, but all members of the community are welcome to attend.

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