Longfield's Butterfly Appeal
Longfield's Butterfly Appeal

Butterfly Appeal

Are you looking for a special way to remember a loved one? With our Butterfly Appeal, you can turn memories into a work of art.

Our limited-edition butterflies will be a beautiful reminder of someone you love – whether they were cared for by us or not.

We have 1,000 beautiful metal butterflies available, each one custom made for Longfield Hospice. When you give a generous donation to our appeal, we’ll reserve a butterfly just for you. We’re suggesting a donation of £25 or more per butterfly to help fund our vital work at the hospice.

🦋 £25 could help pay for a day’s travel across the county to deliver the care our patients need in their own homes at the end of their lives.

🦋 £66 could pay for two telephone counselling sessions with a trained professional, helping patients and families come to terms with difficult circumstances.

🦋 £124 could pay for an essential overnight shift to support a patient in their home and enable their family to get some rest.

Please give generously. We need your support more than ever.

How to view the butterflies

Your butterfly will be part of a mesmerising artwork of 1,000 butterflies. Each butterfly will symbolise a life remembered. Subject to any Covid restrictions, you can view the butterflies at the following venues:

🦋 Gloucester Cathedral from 26 June to 11 July 2021

🦋 Museum in the Park, Stroud from 14 July to 24 July 2021

Collection or delivery?

Collect your butterfly from Museum in the Park in Stroud on Saturday 24 July 2021 between 10am and 2pm. Alternatively, we can post your butterfly/butterflies to you from mid-August onwards. An additional £5.00 postage and packaging fee (per butterfly) will be charged when you donate, if you select the postage option.

Change in display dates due to Covid restrictions

If you purchased your butterfly/butterflies prior to the display dates changing (from our original March- April dates to June- July) and would like to receive your butterfly in April, before it is now due to be displayed, please get in touch with the Fundraising team on events@longfield.org.uk or 01453 886868 and we will make alternative arrangements with you.

We hope the revised dates allow more of our community to visit the butterfly displays in the glorious British summertime, as restrictions (hopefully) ease and travel to attractions becomes possible once more. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to welcoming you to the displays, to celebrate and remember loved ones, when we can be together again.

Please note: In the event of further Covid-19 regulations affecting any planned activity around the Butterfly Appeal including display dates, hosting venues, collection dates and delivery dates, you will be notified in writing. If collection in person becomes impossible, we will need to request payment for postage and packaging.

Dierdre’s story

We helped Dierdre care for her husband, Douglas, at the end of his life. Here’s why she’s supporting our Butterfly Appeal and hopes you will join her.

“Honestly, we couldn’t have cared for Douglas without Longfield’s support. It started with daytime care and then it became clear we needed more than that. So they gave us support at night as well. That was invaluable. It really helped the family get through this difficult and upsetting time. The Hospice at Home team is fantastic. So thoughtful and caring. They would come as scheduled in the morning, then drop round on their way back from seeing someone else to look in on us. I’d open the door to these friendly faces: “We’ve just popped round to see if you’re okay?” How lovely is that? I know they had other patients to visit, but they never seemed to be in a hurry to dash off. They had the time. I also used to get regular calls from people at the hospice to see if I was OK. The support we had was superb.”

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