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Children’s charity to benefit from harebell sales

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Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children in the UK, is to benefit from the sales of ceramic harebell flowers in the local area.

The charity is delighted to be chosen as a supported charity by the Cirencester March Hare Festival 2016, with a portion of sales of the ceramic harebell flowers being donated to the child bereavement charity.

The ceramic harebell flowers are hand-made to order and have proved popular so far. Each individual harebell flower costs £25, with £5 from each order going to Winston’s Wish.

An event is set to be held in Cirencester over the summer at the King’s Head Hotel to display all ceramic harebell flowers, with a date to be announced soon.

More than 100 children are bereaved of a parent every single day in the UK. Each year, Winston’s Wish supports more than 40,000 bereaved children and young people through an array of dedicated services. These specialist support programmes include support following death as a result of accident, illness, homicide, suicide and military service.

The ceramic harebell flowers are available by sending an order, along with your name and a cheque for £25, to Harebells, 38 Somerford Road, Cirencester, GL7 1TW. Cheques made payable to CIRENCESTER MARCH HARE FESTIVAL.

Florence Beetlestone, Festival Director for Cirencester March Hare Festival, said:

“The Cirencester March Hare Festival is delighted to support Winston’s Wish in this way. Having the harebells is a lovely way to remind ourselves of our loved ones and we hope that many people will do so over the next few months. The display will give everyone a chance to see what they look like and then they will continue to be on sale until the end of 2016.”

Elizabeth Thatcher, Community Fundraiser for Winston’s Wish in the South West, added:

“Florence and her team have been working really hard to put on lots of different hare related activities within Cirencester and across Gloucestershire. We are really grateful for them choosing to support Winston’s Wish with a £5 donation from every harebell sold and can’t wait to see them all on display!”

The Winston’s Wish Helpline, staffed by qualified clinical practitioners, provides guidance and information for anyone supporting a bereaved child – 08452 03 04 05, 9am-5pm Monday – Friday and 7pm-9.30pm on Wednesday.

For further information about Winston’s Wish please contact Scott Salter, Press Officer, on 01242 546 165.

 

 

 

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