St John’s Hospice join with Brockhole and Lancaster Castle for display

A POPULAR Lakes attraction is set to host a unique art-installation of sunflowers in aid of a palliative care charity.

St John’s Hospice has launched their first Sunflower appeal, where hundreds of bright metal-work sunflowers, made by the British Ironwork, will be available to view in month-long art displays between August 2 and 31 this year.

The Hospice is working with the Lake District National Park’s, Brockhole on Windermere and The Duchy of Lancaster’s, Lancaster Castle, who will host the flowers within the grounds of their venues.

Each £35 sunflower can be made in dedication to a loved one or for people to purchase for themselves.

All the sunflowers will make-up the unique display before they are collected in September, after the displays close.

Natalie Santamera, the project lead of the Sunflower appeal, said: “The Hospice is thrilled to have our sunflowers placed in incredibly iconic venues in North Lancashire and the South Lakes.

“We are delighted to make the sunflower appeal accessible to the community so everyone can enjoy the experience this positive and beautiful display with friends and families, after what has been a very difficult time”

Ben Holland, marketing manager at Lake District National Park, said: “On behalf of the Lake District National Park Authority and Brockhole on Windermere, we are delighted to be supporting the St John’s Hospice Sunflower Appeal 2021 as one of the host venues.

“We know the valuable work St John’s Hospice does for family, friends, colleagues and the wider community, and are excited to celebrate all those involved with a stunning sunflower display overlooking Lake Windermere whilst raising money at the same time!”

To purchase a sunflower visit www.sjhospice.org.uk/sunflowerappeal or call the St John’s Supporter Care team on 01524 382538.

The Westmorland Gazette | North Lancs