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Butterfly Appeal set to create mesmerising artwork

Gloucestershire-based Longfield Hospice is encouraging people to support its Butterfly Appeal as a special way to remember a loved one.

The hospice has 1,000 beautiful limited-edition metal butterflies available which will be a beautiful reminder of someone you love - whether they were cared for by Longfield Hospice or not.

When you give a generous donation to the appeal, the hospice will reserve a butterfly just for you.

Your butterfly will be part of a mesmerising artwork of 1,000 butterflies. Each butterfly will symbolise a life remembered. Subject to any Covid restrictions, you can view the butterflies at the following venues:

Gloucester Cathedral from 26 June to 11 July

Museum in the Park, Stroud from 14 July to 24 July

The hospice is suggesting a donation of £25 or more per butterfly to help fund its vital work.

  • £25 could help pay for a day's travel across the county to deliver the care our patients need in their own homes at the end of their lives.
  • £66 could pay for two telephone counselling sessions with a trained professional, helping patients and families come to terms with difficult circumstances.
  • £124 could pay for an essential overnight shift to support a patient in their home and enable their family to get some rest.

Please give generously. The hospice needs your support more than ever.

The Butterfly Appeal displays are kindly sponsored by Daikin.

Longfield Hospice is also running a Butterfly Photo Competition alongside the appeal. Winners will receive a prize and their photo will be displayed at Stroud's Museum in the Park. For more information go to 

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