Forest Holme Hospice raises more than £4,000 thanks to iconic remembrance tree at Dolphin Shopping Centre

 

The Poole-based charity, Forest Holme Hospice, which provides specialist end-of-life care to local patients living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, partnered with the Dolphin Shopping Centre in the run up to Christmas. The centre housed the charity’s iconic remembrance tree for three weeks.

The tree was positioned in the Dolphin Shopping Centre’s Eco Hub, located in the lower mall of the centre, and welcomed passers-by to hang ‘Light up a Life’ stars on the tree in memory of someone special, in exchange for a donation towards the charity. A total of £4,128 was raised via the remembrance tree.

Paul Tucker, fundraising manager at Forest Holme Hospice, commented: “We’d like to thank all of our supporters who wrote a star in memory of a loved one and made a donation. Of course we would also like to thank the Dolphin Shopping Centre for hosting our tree and all our amazing volunteers who gave up many hours of their time to man the fundraising stall.

“Christmas can be a difficult time for those who have lost someone special, so our tree provided the opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of those who are sadly no longer with us, irrespective of whether they were cared for by Forest Holme or not.”

The Eco Hub is based in the lower mall of the Dolphin Shopping Centre by Starbucks and is a creative space with an eco-inspired décor. It is open to local stakeholders and the community to run activities relating to sustainable practice and wellbeing.

John Grinnell, centre manager at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, commented: “We’re so pleased to hear that Forest Holme’s remembrance tree helped raise so much money for the charity’s Light up a Life campaign. We’re passionate about supporting the important work this charity undertakes to provide specialist care to those living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.”

For more information about the Dolphin Shopping Centre, visit www.dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk

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