Bostin Brummie stars to celebrate loved ones at unique art installationWhat will be a beautifully stunning art installation created by a local hospice to celebrate loved ones lost is being supported by a host of Birmingham celebrities – including Line of Duty’s Claudia Jessie.

The TV star from Moseley will be joined by broadcaster Llewela Bailey – as well as presenters from BBC WM – in dedicating a flower during Birmingham St Mary’s ‘Forget Me Not’ appeal.

Claudia Jessie with Emma Donovan (nurse) supporting Forget Me Not at Birmingham St Mary’s

Forget Me Not

• A visually beautiful and moving art installation of wrought iron forget-me-nots.
• Each flower represent the life of a special someone who is sadly no longer with us.
• Takes place from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th April in the heart of Brindleyplace.

Claudia, who starred alongside Thandie Newton in the hit BBC series, dedicated her forget-me-not flower to every nurse, doctor and team member at Birmingham St Mary’s after a recent visit to the Selly Park-based hospice – she said: “These people make precious and priceless contributions to our lives by supporting us at the end of life. This flower is a symbol of my gratitude for their compassionate efforts.”

Ed Doolan

Staff at BBC WM – including Llewela Bailey, Daz Hales and Alison Hammond – are also supporting the appeal by dedicating a flower to the much-loved broadcasting legend who sadly passed away on Tuesday 16th January this year (2018).

Ed was a patron of Birmingham St Mary’s for many years and a passionate supporter of its work and volunteers. Llewela Bailey, who worked alongside him at BBC WM, said: “Ed was a tremendous friend and a wonderful broadcaster, who was a true champion of the people. That’s why the team at BBC WM would like to dedicate a forget-me-not flower to him – as a way to honour his legacy and celebrate the incredible work he did for our city.”

Dedicate a forget-me-not

It’s not easy losing the ones that we love, those who are yet to experience loss, in many respects are indeed the fortunate. Be it a close relationship or not, each passing leaves a scar, the only significant difference is how deep.

By dedicating your own forget-me-not to the memory of your loved ones lost, all the donations received will help fund the valuable work of Birmingham St Mary’s, which provides vital care at the hospice, in people’s own homes and in the local community – and after the art installation event, flowers can be kept as a lasting tribute.

Hamish Shilliday, head of fundraising at Birmingham St Mary’s, said: “Forget Me Not is a beautiful way to honour the memories of our loved ones so it’s fantastic to see local celebrities supporting the appeal. It costs £8 million to run the hospice each year – over half of which needs to come from voluntary donations – so we truly rely on the generosity of local people to fund our crucial services.”

To dedicate a flower or to find out more about the Forget Me Not installation, visit HERE



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