Forest Holme Hospice is appealing to local residents to display yellow ribbons in memory of loved ones in their windows and gardens at home during the month of June as part of National Hospice Awareness Month.

Each year the hospice hosts Tie a Yellow Ribbon, which is a special commemorative event, where members of the public are invited to make a dedication to a loved one. Each ribbon carries the name of the person being remembered, who may or may not have attended the hospice, and are then displayed in the Forest Holme garden.

However, under the current Government guidelines, the hospice is unable to host the event on June 18th this year, so instead wants to expand the yellow ribbon display out into the local community and encourage people to create visual reminders of the love and fond memories they have of partners, family members and friends. 

Paul Tucker, Fundraising Manager at Forest Holme, explains, “Tie A Yellow Ribbon is a very special date in the hospice calendar as it brings the community together in joint celebration of our loved ones who are absent in body, but remain with us in spirit. It is open to anyone who has lost a loved one and wants to make a dedication in memory of them, irrespective of whether they were at Forest Holme.”

The hospice has produced a ribbon template that this available to download on its website, along with a step by step guide, and they are asking the public to share their photographs via its social media pages. Full details are available via

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