Highland Hospice is launching a creative initiative, which gives people a lovely opportunity to remember the life of someone special to them.
Throughout the month of November, ‘Always in Our Hearts’ aims to fill the Highlands with A5-sized decorated hearts, each with a person’s name attached.
Chaplain Norma Higgott explains, “Because of the changes 2020 has brought to society, it is important to offer people new ways of sharing their grief, finding support and celebrating all that was special about their loved ones.
“Those who have been bereaved, particularly during lockdown, have been unable to deal with their grief in the usual ways. Funerals have been very limited with no opportunity to celebrate and remember the lives of our loved ones with family and friends. The ability to even talk through grief with someone has been reduced, which makes accessing support more difficult.”
The campaign takes place throughout the month of November, to incorporate Absent Friends Week, Remembrance Sunday and Child Bereavement Week. Highland Hospice will also host an online memorial service on 6th November.
Norma added, “As we are dedicating the whole month of November to remembering those special to us, this is the perfect month to display these hearts, from all over the Highlands, each created in memory of someone.
“You don’t have to have had any connection to Highland Hospice to participate, nor do you have to be an arty person. Often the simplest of designs work best and you can choose to stitch, draw, paint or glue your piece.
“We would like to invite individuals to create their hearts as soon as possible, and send them in, so that they can be stitched together as a commemorative piece which will be displayed to the public here at Highland Hospice in Inverness.
“It is our hope too that community groups and schools might participate and create their own collaboration for display locally, as this is such a lovely project for all ages to get involved in.
For full details about how to create your heart, and where to send it to, please click here.
If you wish to enquire about the project, email us.