As the field of forget- me- not flowers in Brindleyplace was carefully gathered up by a team of volunteers, the charity art installation celebrated the lives of ourloved ones who will never be forgotten.
A stunning display of 1,500 wrought-iron flowers was a striking visual tribute that captured the hearts of people from across Birmingham. Individuals, families and businesses donated to dedicate a flower in memory of loved ones lost, as part of the Forget Me Not appeal by Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.
The week-long colourful art installation- which came to an end on May 1- gave visitors the opportunity to view their forget-me-not flower and leave a personal message on the Birmingham St Mary Hospice’s tribute wall.
All the forget-me-not flowers have been dedicated and will continue to provide a lasting reminder in the gardens and homes of those who donated in memory of loved ones.
The Birmingham St Mary’s shops are offering a pink variety of forget-me-nots for anyone who missed the opportunity to dedicate a flower.
The appeal ends on May 31 and the Hospice are hoping for a final push in donations to reach their target of £34,000.
Helen O’ Halloran, Director of Nursing at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice said: “We are thrilled to see the Forget me Not appeal received so positively across the city.
“The generosity of the public has been overwhelming and I am proud to reveal we have managed to raise an astounding £32,000, which will help fund the much-needed support we provide individuals and their families living with terminal illness throughout Birmingham and Sandwell.
“The installation has now come down, but we are still encouraging people to donate in memory of their loved one. We hope to return with twice as many flowers available for dedication, so if you didn’t plant a flower, there’s always next year!”