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. Dates for this year's display will be confirmed soon. 

Dedicate a butterfly                                  
 
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 approx 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 if 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 331400.
 
Please request your butterfly now and return it to us in time for us to include in the display. Dates for the display will be confirmed soon. 
 
Dedicate a butterfly
 
The display
 
The display will be held in the hospice gardens, weather and social distancing guidelines permitting. You will also be able to view the display online. Dates will be confirmed soon. 
 
View last year's butterfly display online (opens in 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

View a short film about last year's appeal (opens in a new window) 

View last year's butterfly display online (opens in a new window) 

Butterfly decorating guide