KEMP for Kids Celebration Butterfly

KEMP Hospice are excited to launch the sale of a fantastic new ‘In Memory’ garden keepsake – the KEMP for Kids Celebration Butterfly.

These stunning ceramic butterflies have been launched to celebrate the 5th anniversary of KEMP’s children and young people’s bereavement support service and also to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. The vibrant orange and green butterflies, created by local artist Jenny Bird from ‘Paint That Pot’ in Hartlebury, are companion butterflies to others sold in aid of KEMP over the years.

The limited edition ceramic butterflies are on sale for £29.50 each and are 15cm in diameter fixed onto a 75cm stainless steel rod. Order yours here:

 

Money raised from the sale of the celebration butterflies will go towards the work of KEMP for Kids, through KEMP Hospice which requires over £1million a year to provide its services free-of-charge to people across the Wyre Forest. KEMP Hospice have been providing care to people with life-limiting illnesses and bereavement support to all in the Wyre Forest district for almost 50 years.

2018 marks the 5th anniversary of KEMP for Kids which is a free-of-charge bereavement support service for children and young people aged 5-18. It was started in 2013 and since it began hundreds of children a year, who have lost somebody close to them, benefit from the support and advice from KEMP for Kids.

The service caters for the needs of children and young people to help them understand the process of bereavement and the feelings that come with the loss of a loved one.

To add to the birthday celebrations, KEMP Hospice have sent a gift of the first ‘KEMP for Kids Celebration Butterfly’ to His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as a wedding present. Prince Harry has spoken openly and passionately about the importance of bereavement support since losing his mother, Diana Princess of Wales when he just 12 years old.

“I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for over 20 years, had a serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well. Because of the process I have now been through (bereavement counselling) I’ve now been able to take my work seriously, been able to take my private life seriously as well, and been able to put blood, sweat and tears into the things that really make a difference and things that I think will make a difference to everybody else.”Prince Harry

Heidi Hawkins is Chief Executive at KEMP Hospice and explained why they chose the vibrant colour scheme for the KEMP for Kids Celebration Butterflies: “The KEMP Hospice logo features butterflies which, for many, represent endurance, change, hope, and life – all the things that we value at KEMP. The butterflies are so beautiful. The bright orange and green really stand out and look stunning in the garden. We’ve chosen the bright colours for the ceramic butterflies because they’re playful and really invoke a child-like joy, something really very important to the work that we do at KEMP for Kids, and we simply had to choose bright orange to reflect Prince Harry. It’s a little bit cheeky but I’m sure His Royal Highness wouldn’t mind. We really hope people love them as much as we do and will buy them either for themselves, or for a loved one who maybe has experienced bereavement.”

Your purchase or donation means that we can help even more families across the Wyre Forest, whether that be through our Day Hospice or through our Bereavement Support. This is why your support and fundraising is so important to our community…

 

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