St Barnabas dragonfly campaign raises over £100,000

St Barnabas Hospice have raised £110,401 in their latest fundraising campaign at Doddington Hall.

The dragonfly appeal has topped the success of last year’s Forget-Me-Not appeal, with the hospice supporters dedicating 2,754 dragonflies in memory of loved ones.

For those who missed out on dedicating their dragonfly, there is now only limited time left to place an order before Sunday 11th October.

Sam Waterer, Individual Giving Fundraiser at St Barnabas Hospice said, “It is a wonderful feeling to know our little dragonflies will be helping so many people who are grieving loved ones.

“An amazing amount of visitors came to Doddington Hall and Gardens during the two weeks our display was in place, and we are so grateful to the team there for hosting, designing and helping to create the display for us.

“Thanks must also go to Lincoln College for providing and installing beautiful lighting to make the display come to life during our evening Twilight Tours and to Hannah Dale from Wrendale Designs who created a beautiful watercolour dragonfly to use in our promotions.”

Photograph – St Barnabas

“We also want to thank Stefanos and Roz from The Old Smithy for their tireless work in designing and making every single dragonfly by hand.

“Neil and Sophie Buck were also kind enough to share their beautiful story about Dawn and we also want to thank Against the Grain Design for making the magnificent bridge running through the dragonfly display.

“Eurovia also helped us take down the display and the wonderful people who volunteered their help throughout the campaign deserve a mention too.

“I also want to give a special mention to Waterside Shopping Centre – the headline sponsor of the campaign.”

Photo: St Barnabas Facebook Page

“The Waterside have been incredible supporters of the Hospice over the years and it is because of their sponsorship that we were able to get this campaign off the ground.

“Dean and his team are fantastic to work with and they are true advocates of the work we do across Lincolnshire.”

Dean Cross, General Manager at the Waterside Shopping Centre added, “When I first saw the display all lit up, it was a bit of a wow moment.

“It looked absolutely fantastic and what a great initiative to be part of.

“We are proud to support the Hospice as it is a local charity which does such great work in the community.”

The dragonfly became a symbol for those remembering loved ones based on The Story of the Dragonfly by Doris Stickney and can be ordered until midnight on Sunday 11th October.