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A colourful and poignant memorial event to remember lost loved ones and celebrate their lives is set to return this month.

Butterflies will be released in the Jubilee Meadow at the Wellhead, in Bourne, at 2pm on Saturday, August 20 in memory of loved ones.

The event is being hosted by the Butterfly Hospice Trust which is inviting allcomers to order a butterfly for release at a cost of £10 each.

Donations will go to the hospice in Boston (58421265)
Donations will go to the hospice in Boston (58421265)

It is being hosted by the Butterfly Hospice Trust, a Boston-based charity which provides free, palliative, end-of-life, and respite care across the south and east of Lincolnshire.

The charity is now offering a new therapy service for pre and post-bereavement.

"In some cultures, butterflies are seen as a symbol of hope," said Julie Baker, fundraising champion at Butterfly Hospice Trust.

Freddie Harrison releases a butterfly (58421271)
Freddie Harrison releases a butterfly (58421271)

"This event is just a lovely way to bring people together. It brings a lot of comfort and peace and is a beautiful way to remember people.

"We are delighted to receive the Mayor of Bourne, Councillor Anna Kelly to open the event this year and must also acknowledge the fantastic sponsorship from the Len Pick Trust."

The charity's six-bed hospice in Boston received its first patient eight years ago.

Butterflies are released in memory of loved ones (58421260)
Butterflies are released in memory of loved ones (58421260)

Maintaining the facility relies on income from fundraising and charity shops such as the one opened in North Street, Bourne, in April last year.

Butterflies can be reserved at £10 each by visiting the trust website at www.butterflyhospice.org.uk/events-fundraising or by calling 01205 311222.



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