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Sunflowers help families remember loved ones

Stratford Editorial 26th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE SUN was shining as supporters of the Shakespeare Hospice gathered to remember their loved ones.

Hundreds of sunflower markers were planted in the garden of the Shottery-based hospice, each in memory of someone who has passed away.

Poppy Bates and Thomas Purtill were two of those looking at the sunflowers to find the names of their late grandad and great-grandad.

A spokeswoman for the hospice said: “The Shakespeare Hospice would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the hospice with their Sunflower Memory Meadow.

“It was lovely to see everyone wandering in the garden and looking for their sunflower. Sunflowers are known for being ‘happy’ flowers, they are always looking up and looking forward to the future.”

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