Rose To Remember Appeal

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Sunday 2nd July saw the Hospice hold our second annual Rose to Remember event.​​​​​ We asked the community to dedicate a beautiful, metal, yellow rose to their loved ones. Supporters kindly gave donations alongside their dedications, which will contribute to our patients' care here at Dr Kershaw's Hospice. Over 660 roses were dedicated to remember those you have lost and they were displayed in our gardens.


With over £12,500 raised to support patient care at Dr Kershaw’s, our Rose to Remember event proved to be a great success. We were delighted with the turnout, which saw over 300 members of the local community visit our Hospice to support us and attend a short celebrant service.

Thank you so much to every single one of you who supported our Appeal and attended our event!

It was so nice to see the Hospice open to our community, and the event had such a lovely atmosphere. Everyone was happy, smiling and enjoyed the day. We had Dr Kershaw's Hospice Choir performing, our Hospice Gin on sale, refreshments in Café K, Name the Bear, a raffle and so many other stalls! We hope those of you who were able to make the event enjoyed it!

Thank you to our volunteers who supported at the event, to Darren and the team from Co-op for their dedicated support with the appeal and event, GJ Engineering Group of Royton for their beautiful yellow roses, Barclays and Nat West for the brilliant corporate volunteers, Kershaw's Krafties for their fantastic craft stall, Dr Kershaw's Choir for their amazing harmonies, Graham Wiltshire, Jayne Barnes School of Dance, our Celebrant David Whaley, and The Mayor of Oldham, Zahid Chauhan. We couldn't do it all without you!

To see all the photos from the day, check out our Rose to Remember photo album on our Facebook page!

We will be holding Rose to Remember again in 2024, watch this space for the confirmed date!

Each year, our roses are a collectable item. Rose to Remember 2024 will see beautiful, pink, metal roses planted in our gardens.