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

All the butterflies will be added to a display in the hospice gardens as well as a special photo gallery on the hospice's website.

The donation made to dedicate each butterfly will help fund patient care at the hospice this summer and in the coming months. 
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 15 x 12cm and comes with a decorating guide and a Freepost envelope to return it in. You can also return your butterfly via one of our shops, or drop it off at the hospice any day between 9am and 5pm. 

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 on the hospice website or call the fundraising team on 01924 331401. Please request your butterfly now and return it to us in plenty of time for us to include in the display.
Dedicate a butterfly  

The display

Details of this year's display will be confirmed soon. If you're online you'll be able to view the display on the hospice website - our online gallery will be launched soon. We also hope to invite supporters to the hospice on Sunday 22 August to see all the butterflies together in the hospice garden, but this will depend on the weather and the covid situation. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates nearer the time. 

View the Butterfly Appeal 2021 dedication page

View last year's display online

More information
Click an icon to dedicate a butterfly and find tips on decorating your template. You can also view last year's display online. If your loved one was cared for by Wakefield Hospice you can request bereavement support from our Bereavement Services team.
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Decorate
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Support
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View
View last year's display online
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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