A meadow at the National Trust’s Erddig, near Wrexham will become a sea of blue later this year in aid of Nightingale House Hospice.

The hospice is launching its third Sunshine Meadow this summer, selling specially designed everlasting Bluebells to help raise money for patient care.   Working with the National Trust, 1000 bluebells made by the British Ironworks Centre in Oswestry, will be on display in the Moss Walk at Erddig. A bluebell can be purchased for £30 and become a touching tribute to the life of a loved one or a beautiful gift for a family friend or relative.

The bluebells will be displayed from June 12th to July 16th. When the display period is over, bluebells can be collected from Caffi Cwtch, Nightingale House Hospice, Chester Road, Wrexham on Sunday 22nd August, Sunday 5th September or Sunday 12th September between 10am and 4pm or they can be posted out to individuals if postage has been paid.

This year’s campaign is sponsored by InXpress, Wrexham, Entrec, Excell Supply Limited and DTCC.

InXpress Wrexham is part of a world-wide network, offering tailored shipping solutions and rates to businesses throughout Wrexham, North Wales and Shropshire. Ross Jermy, Head of Sales said: “We are delighted to help this wonderful local charity continue with their fundraising after having had to cancel or postpone so many events during the last 12 months.  What better way to celebrate the life of a loved one than to buy one of these unique pieces of art from the installation. We hope these bluebells will go on to brighten up many gardens this year. “

Entrec is a well-established metal recycler based in North Wales providing sustainable recycling solutions and value for their customers. Allison Bywater, Admin Manager said:

“Entrec is very pleased to be supporting Nightingale House with their display of everlasting metal Bluebells. We have a long association with this great local charity and are very much looking forward to working with them again this year. We wish the campaign every success.”

Excell Supply specialises in education recruitment for teachers, SEN specialists, nursery and support staff in schools and nurseries across North Wales and the North West.

Jon Everall, Director said: “Excell Supply are once again delighted to be sponsoring Nightingale House Hospice this year with this lovely fundraising campaign and will help raise much needed financial support for this trusted local charity. We are all really looking forward to seeing this beautiful display at Erddig and hope it is a great success.”

Dan Groombridge from DTCC added: “Our association with Nightingale House goes back many years and we are delighted to provide sponsorship towards the manufacture of metal Welsh Poppies to be displayed in their ‘Sunshine Meadow’ at Erddig Hall.  We hope the campaign will be a huge success and we congratulate Nightingale House for continuing with its fundraising following such a difficult year. “

Hospice fundraiser, Delyth Underwood said:

“We hope people will be able to support us again this year. We understand everyone has faced very uncertain times, but support for our hospice is needed more now than ever before as we have had to cancel or postpone so many events and close our shops and cafes during the last 12 months. It is imperative that hospice care continue and we will, for as long as we need to, adapt our services to ensure we are able to continue supporting local families throughout this period.”

To buy a bluebell, go to: www.nightingalehouse.co.uk/sunshine/