Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
Thank you to everyone who supported us by purchasing our ‘Remember Me’ roses. You have raised over £38,000 which is an incredible amount and will help us to continue providing free, end of life care to people in your community.
Sadly, our roses are no longer available to order. The roses display has now been removed from the gardens and roses can be collected for our main reception at the hospice in Wroughton during the below times:
Monday 9am – 5pm Tuesday 9am – 5pm Wednesday 9am – 5pm Thursday 9am – 5pm Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 4pm
If you are unable to collect your rose in person and would like your rose to be posted to you. We ask that you please make a donation of £6.50 to cover the cost of postage and packaging, which can be made here, detailing in the ‘reason for donation box’ that this is to cover rose postage. Alternatively, you can call us on 01793 816161 to make a card payment over the phone.
The cost of crafting your rose has been kindly supported by the team at Arval UK meaning that every penny of your donation will go directly to caring for people living with a terminal illness in your community.
Below, Sinéad, Trevor, Sam and Sara share why they’ve decided to dedicate roses. Please join them as we celebrate and remember the lives of loved ones in this unique and lasting way.
“Harry touched many hearts. Our life together was short but our love and memories eternal. He inspired beauty and is the reason I’m grateful for life. I miss my sweet husband constantly, yet he’s with me in each way I honour his short but remarkable life. That’s why I’m dedicating a yellow rose to him as part of Prospect Hospice’s ‘Remember Me’ display. To us, yellow symbolises hope, joy and peace; it was our wedding theme. It’s the perfect keepsake and I’m donating to a charity who supported us through our darkest days and never stopped, so that they can help other families like ours.” Sinéad
“It doesn’t matter how long ago your bereavement was, you still feel the impact every day. In the years since my wife died, I’ve been coming back to the hospice to support them and remember my wife Jean. I’m really proud to dedicate a red rose as part of the ‘Remember Me’ roses to thank them for all the support they gave to us as a family when she died and I’m looking forward to seeing Jean’s rose take its place next to all the others.” Trevor
“When mum became ill, it had such an impact on all of us, but Prospect Hospice gave such amazing care to mum and also offered us so much support as a family. Thanks to them, our young children have had a good experience of what death is like and we can’t thank them enough for that. We’ll be dedicating a pink and white ‘Remember Me’ rose in memory of our lovely mum and as a thank you to Prospect Hospice for the care they provide free of charge to this community.” Sam and Sara
What is a Remember Me Rose?
A Remember Me Rose is an individually handcrafted rose which has been made from recycled materials. Standing at approx. 65cm and available in one of four colours; pink, red, white or yellow. Each rose features a name tag, allowing each one to be personally dedicated to your loved one. For a suggested minimum donation of £30, your dedicated rose will feature in our memorial display within the Prospect Hospice gardens from Saturday 9 September until Saturday 30 September 2023. Following the three week display period, we will then arrange for you to collect your rose, for you to take and display in your home or garden. All of the money raised from our Remember Me roses will go towards funding the care and services we provide to the community of Swindon and north east Wiltshire.
How will my donation help Prospect Hospice?
While we deliver all our hospice services completely free of charge to those who need them, the cost to run them last year was £7.5million and, as a local charity, we receive just 25% of this from statutory funding such as the NHS. The rest we must raise ourselves through the support of our generous community. This means your support is vital in ensuring our patients and their families receive the very best care when they need it.
How do I order a Remember Me Rose and can I order more than one?
Yes! You can order as many roses as you wish. All we ask is for a minimum donation of £30 per rose. Orders can be made via the website www.prospect-hospice.net/roses, by visiting one of our shops, or by completing one of our Remember Me Rose order forms. You can also place your order over the phone by calling the fundraising team on 01793 816161 between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
I'm ordering two roses, can they be put next to each other?
We will try wherever possible to accommodate requests for roses to be placed near each other, however this may not always be possible.
Do I need to book to visit the Remember Me Roses memorial display?
You do not need to make an appointment to view our roses.
The roses will be on display from 12pm, Saturday 9 September until Saturday 30 September within the gardens of Prospect Hospice, Moormead Road, Wroughton, SN4 9BY.
What colour rose can I have?
For our first Remember Me rose memorial display we have a selection of four beautiful colours; Pink, Red, White and Yellow.
Will I be able to personalise my rose?
Yes, each individual rose comes with a personalised nametag for you to remember your loved one. We ask for one name, with a maximum of 12 characters per rose to ensure that the names are legible.
Can I put more than one name on my rose?
We ask that each rose holds only one name, as each rose is to represent an individual loved one.
When do I need to place my order by?
To guarantee that your dedicated rose can be part of the Remember Me Rose memorial installation, we ask that orders are placed by Sunday 3 September. You can still order a dedicated rose following this date, however we can't guarantee that it will be part of the display and that it will be ready for collection on Sunday 1 October.
Can I come and see my rose before the display period?
The first opportunity for the public to view the Remember Me Roses will be on Saturday 9 September within the gardens of Prospect Hospice, Moormead Road, Wroughton, SN4 9BY. Unfortunately, they will not be available to view prior to this date.
Can I take my Remember Me Rose home before the end of the display period?
The roses will not be available to take away until Sunday 1 October 2023 at the earliest. This is because all the roses dedicated in memory of loved ones will collectively form our Remember Me Rose installation within the Prospect Hospice gardens between Saturday 9 September and Saturday 30 September 2023.
When can I collect my Remember Me Rose?
Roses can collected during the times detailed below from Prospect Hospice, Moormead Road, Wroughton, SN4 9BY.
Sunday 1 October, 10am – 4pm;
Monday 2 October, 9.30am – 4.30pm;
Tuesday 3 October, 9.30am – 4.30pm;
Wednesday 4 October, 9.30am – 4.30pm;
Thursday 5 October, 9.30am – 4.30pm;
Friday 6 October, 9.30am – 4.30pm;
Saturday 7 October, 10am – 2pm. If you are unable to collect during these times, please email email@example.com.
Can my Remember Me Rose be posted to me after the display period?
We ask that all roses are collected from the hospice between Sunday 1 October and Sunday 8 October.
Can I leave my Remember Me Rose in the Prospect Hospice gardens?
Unfortunately, we are unable to leave the roses within the Prospect Hospice gardens after the installation period. Any roses which are not collected by Sunday 8 October will be removed from the grounds and stored by the fundraising team.
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