Firms and families fund hospice memorial area

Summer sky beats down, On the pretty fragile wings.

The dragonfly gleams


This uplifting inscription greets visitors to our new memorial area – created through the generosity of bereaved families and goodwill of local firms.

A dragonfly – symbol of the hospice – has been carved at each side of the teak bench, one of four paid for by Doncaster families whose loved ones had been cared for at St John’s. They were secured in place, free of charge, by J&H Property Developments, of Wheatley.

Lindsey and fundraising colleague Maureen Harwood at the memorial area

The circular quiet space, at the rear of St John’s Information Centre, was prepared and surfaced by Cadeby-based DBS Construction, who provided equipment and labour worth over £2,200 free of charge, so we just had to pay for the materials from our charitable funds.

Fundraiser, Lindsey Richards, said: “Collectively, the donations of the families and businesses are worth several thousand pounds and have enabled us to transform a patch of land into a peaceful area where people can sit and reflect. Our thanks to everyone who has made it possible.”