Colleagues used their two days’ paid volunteering time to carry out the work, assembling the 1000 forever flowers ready for display at Cardiff Castle on behalf of City Hospice as part of their ‘dedicate a daisy’ campaign before painting a large day room and kitchen.
The dedicate a daisy campaign gives those who have lost a loved one the opportunity celebrate life and remember those that they cherish. Part of the Forever Flowers initiative at Cardiff Castle, the limited edition forever flowers will be on display until 13th August.
Samantha Curtis is Volunteer Development Manager for City Hospice. She said: “City Hospice is at the heart of Cardiff, providing medical and nursing care for patients facing a life limiting illness, which includes end of life care, and support to their families. Our charity needs to raise £2m each year to provide palliative and end of life care to patients and support for their families. We couldn’t do this without the generous support of companies like Redrow who fundraise and volunteer on our behalf.
“A daisy symbolises love, hope and new dawns so it is a lovely way for people to unite and remember cherished family members, friends, colleagues and loved ones with unique and lasting tributes.”
Kate Lacey is Head of Customer Services for Redrow in South Wales. She said: ““Building thriving communities is at the heart of everything we do, and we recognise the difference we can create through supporting our local communities and charitable projects.
“We each have two days’ paid volunteering time to contribute to our local communities and preferred good causes. We get to learn new skills and make a positive contribution to charities like City Hospice. It’s a win-win for all.”