The Wharf Care Home in Stourport-on-Severn has once again given its support to KEMP Hospice, sponsoring a heartwarming Butterfly Release event at Bodenham Arboretum.
The Wharf, part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG), is a long-time supporter of KEMP The Wyre Forest Hospice, which offer care and support to patients, families and carers who are experiencing life-limiting illness and bereavement.
The MMCG care home has sponsored the annual Butterfly Release for the past two years, contributing £1,500 to the hospice’s work, and it is getting behind it again, sponsoring this year’s event taking place at Bodenham Arboretum on Saturday, 9th September at 10:30 am.
Participants in the Butterfly Release honour their loved ones while also supporting the essential services provided by KEMP Hospice. By making a suggested £30 donation they can dedicate a butterfly to the memory of a loved one. Hundreds are released together at the event, creating a living memorial and a source of comfort and hope.
Rachel Price, Deputy Manager at The Wharf, said: “It is an honour to support such a heartwarming event. It means a lot to our home and to those in our care who have been supported by KEMP Hospice in the past and currently.”
Participants in the Butterfly Release receive one free entry to the arboretum for the event. They will join together to remember their loved ones, and each person will have the opportunity to release their own butterfly – a symbol of remembrance offering comfort during difficult times – and watch it take flight amongst the flowers and plants in the tranquil setting of Bodenham Arboretum.
Price added: “Having worked with the hospice many times we know the incredible service they offer and the difference it makes to so many local families. They are a very special organisation and we are so grateful to show our support for everything they do for us, our families, and our community.”
KEMP Hospice heavily relies on the generosity of donations and gifts in wills to continue its brilliant care in the Wyre Forest district, with services including Day Hospice Care, Family Support and Bereavement Services.
The Butterfly Release promises to be a heartwarming and poignant occasion, allowing attendees to take a moment to reflect and remember, paying tribute to a loved one or loved ones, while supporting the vital work of KEMP Hospice.