Butterfly Appeal

Dedicate a butterfly in memory of someone special
This summer we invite you to decorate a butterfly in memory of someone special and help create a beautiful display of colours and patterns in the hospice gardens and an online photo gallery of tributes to loved ones. 

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View the online gallery
For a donation of your choice you will receive a simple wooden template to decorate and a postcard with the name of the person you are remembering. The template is 20 x 12cm and can be decorated any way you wish. Find some tips on decorating your butterfly here.

Alternatively we can decorate a butterfly for you and include it in the display on your behalf.
You can dedicate a butterfly whether or not you have a link to the hospice, and whether you’ve been bereaved recently or some time ago.
To receive a butterfly template (or ask us to decorate a butterfly for you) please make your dedication and donation here or call us on 01924 331405.
Please request your butterfly now and return it to us by Thursday 13 August to include in the display. 
Dedicate a butterfly
The display
The display will be held in the hospice gardens for a week from Sunday 16 August to Saturday 22 August (weather and social distancing guidelines permitting). Additional parking will be available in Pinderfields Hospital staff car park on Sunday 16 August and Saturday 22 August. To maintain social distancing please limit visitor numbers to two per family where possible. You can also view the display online here (opens a new window).
Thank you
Thank you for supporting the Butterfly Appeal. The hospice is a registered charity and receives most of its running costs from voluntary sources. Your donation will help provide the highest quality care for local families facing life-limiting illnesses, and your butterfly will form part of a beautiful display to celebrate the lives of family and friends being remembered.
‘Thank you for the incredible way you cared for my mum, Dorothy. We will never forget the work the hospice did for us and continues to do for others.’ Shani Fowler 

Support for you
If your loved one was cared for by Wakefield Hospice and you would like support from our Bereavement Services team please find out more here or call us on 01924 331400. 
Dedicate a butterfly

Butterfly decorating guide

View the butterfly display online
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