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Actress Anita Dobson backs A Flower to Remember

Actress and Singer, Anita Dobson, well known for her role in Eastenders as Angie Watts, is supporting the Royal United Hospital’s Charity, The Forever Friends Appeal with their fundraising initiative ‘A Flower to Remember’.

Anita is dedicating a flower in memory of her beloved Father, Alfred, who she sadly lost to Pancreatic Cancer.  Anita felt the Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign was one which was close to her heart and an opportunity to remember her father in a different way, whilst supporting the Hospital’s Charity.
This poignant fundraising initiative allows members of the public to remember those they have loved and sadly lost in a very special way this September. By giving a donation of their choice to the hospital’s charity, the name of their loved one will be dedicated on a pretty flower plaque and planted in the grounds of the RUH from the 7th September to the 21st of September in public view.

William Budd Day Care Nurse Chris Scott, is dedicating a Flower to remember for her parents Ben and Ellen. Chris lost her father Ben to Squamous Cell Mouth Cancer, and says; “having worked in William Budd Day Care at the RUH for over ten years, it was very hard to be on the other side with my Dad. My father was 95 yrs. old when he was diagnosed, yet age was not a factor, the Radiotherapy staff that treated him were incredible they treated him with the same care and respect as they would anyone else; they allowed him to live his remaining months as comfortable as possible. My job allows me understand the need of a new Cancer Centre and how this will not only make a difference for the patients but the staff too, which is why I am supporting the Flower to Remember scheme.”

All those who have donated flowers will also be invited to a special ‘Time of Reflection’ event on the 26th September 2015, where families and friends can celebrate the lives of whom the flowers have been dedicated and take their flowers home as a personal memento, if they so wish.

Anita wants the public to follow in her footsteps and to do as she has and support the Flower to Remember scheme; she is extremely passionate and urges the public that they still have time to take this opportunity to remember their loved ones in a very special way, whilst supporting their local hospital.

If you would like to Join Anita and Chris and have your own dedicated flower displayed amongst  theirs and hundreds alike, please visit  https://www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk/a-flower-to-remember

to donate online or contact The Forever Friends Appeal on Tel 01225 825691 or Email forever.friends@nhs.net

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