A new scheme has been launched by Katharine House to help people remember their lost loved ones.

Rose to Remember gives people the chance to honour the life and memory of someone special by purchasing a beautiful hand-crafted metal rose.

The roses will then form part of a stunning temporary installation hosted at Sulgrave Manor from Wednesday 7 June until Sunday 18 June, before people take them home to keep.

Every rose has been crafted with care for the hospice by Black Country Metal Works and measures around 10cm in diameter and 50cm high when inserted in the ground. Money raised from the sale of the roses – which cost £30 each – will go towards funding the vital care of patients and their families.

An exclusive viewing for everyone who purchases a rose will take place at Sulgrave Manor on Wednesday 7 June 2023, where members of Katharine House Hospice staff and bereavement team will be on hand to talk to visitors. 

Members of the public will also be able to view the installation during their visit to Sulgrave Manor from 5 to 18 June, providing an opportunity to enjoy the hundreds of roses and a chance to reflect and look forward. The Manor is open on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 10.30am to 4pm.

Following the event, the roses will be carefully cleaned and boxed up ready for collection from the hospice during the weeks beginning 19 and 26 June, or alternatively posted out after the event.

Supporter Emma Callery has already purchased her rose. She said: "I was so excited when I heard about Rose to Remember as I immediately knew it would be an especially lovely way to remember my Dad, who died many years ago. He loved the garden that he and Mum created together, so I thought it would be perfect for Mum, my brother and me to each have a rose to 'plant' in our own gardens to remember him by."

Individual Giving Manager Sally Brookes said: "Roses were the favourite flower of Katharine Gadsby, whom our hospice was named after, and now form part of our logo – so it feels like a fitting tribute to have chosen them as the theme for our new annual event."

 To find out more and buy a rose, please see our Rose to Remember page.

Rose to Remember is kindly sponsored by Whitley Stimpson.