22nd May 2018

Call for schools to support hospice snowdrop appeal

St Richard’s Hospice is encouraging local schools to plant swathes of snowdrops to help support its care.

A total of 8,000 bulbs have been donated by St Peter’s Garden Centre in Worcester – the third year that the centre has supported the hospice in this way.

Planting of the flower, which features in the hospice’s logo, takes place at the end of September and early October to ensure its flowering in spring.

The schools which take part will be able to enjoy the sight of new life every spring in their Forest Schools or school grounds, as the flowers begin to bloom. Typically, the snowdrop’s message is positive, signalling a message of hope.

Claire James, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We are thrilled to re-launch our snowdrop appeal again this year.

“The snowdrop is the symbol of St Richard’s, as this flower signifies hope at the beginning of spring.

“We would like to encourage as many schools as possible to get involved in this campaign which will not only benefit our patients and their families but also local schools and their grounds throughout Worcestershire.”

If local schools would like to take part in this project, please contact Claire James on 01905 763963, or visit www.strichards.org.uk/plant-a-snowdrop.