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Sunflower picnic to remember loved ones

Take time out to enjoy a special picnic in the park while paying a unique tribute to your loved ones.  
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Saint Francis Hospice will be holding its second Sunflower Picnic at Raphael's Park in Romford on July 19th from 1pm to 5pm where families and friends will have the chance to dedicate a sunflower memory marker to the person they miss. 

They will then form part of a stunning display of sunflowers on show at the event. 

And although it will be an emotional and personal day, it promises to be an uplifting experience.  Marion Tomlin with her sunflower - resized

There will be a variety of entertainment for all the family on the bandstand including performances from Pyrgo Primary School Choir, Joanna Eden Jazz Trio and Sparkle Dance and Fitness. 

The afternoon will come to a close with a poignant dove release. 

"This is a wonderful opportunity for families and their friends to come together and enjoy a day in the park as they remember their loved ones," Karen Freeman, the hospice's In Memoriam Giving Assistant. 

"We hope as many people as possible will sign up to support the hospice and make this year's event even more successful." 

People can choose to take their sunflower memory markers home after the picnic or put them on show in the hospice grounds throughout August. 

To get involved dedicate a sunflower by July 14th by signing up online, calling the hospice on 01708 723593 or sending an email.