Together with Nightingale House and Chirk Castle, we are launching the hospice’s brand new summer campaign, Sunflower Meadow. This is the first event of its kind at Chirk Castle, hosting 1000 everlasting sunflowers which are installed on the bank of the stunning castle grounds!
Chirk Castle was constructed in the late 13th century by Roger Mortimer de Chirk, as part of a chain of fortresses surrounding North Wales. Attracting visitors from all over the world, this historical site is the perfect location for the Sunflower Meadow as the fortress overlooks the local area in which Nightingale serve.
As Nightingale’s creative partner, we have worked closely to design, coordinate and install the artistic display alongside Nightingale House and a team of volunteers. Despite some very gloomy welsh weather, we were able to install the display ready for the opening on the 15th June. The sunflowers bring vibrant colour to the castle grounds which looks stunning in formation in front of the castle’s turret.
The Sunflower Meadow is erected as a celebration of life and wellbeing, whilst raising money over the summer for patient care. Delyth Underwood, In Memory Giving Fundraiser at Nightingale House, expressed the meaning of the event, stating “if someone comes into your life and makes a lasting impression on you, you are always going to be thankful for the joy they brought into your life. I think our Sunshine Meadow is an opportunity to celebrate that joy and love with an everlasting memento and bring a smile remembering.”
Lisa Jones, Senior Creative Graphic Designer at Ellison, spoke of the idea behind her design, explaining, “It was a great opportunity to work alongside Nightingale House Hospice to realise their vision for this concept and work on the design of the display. We decided on the arrangement of the sunflowers to represent a wave, which would complement the shape of the turret and flow alongside the Castle, creating an eye-catching display. Seeing the design come to fruition on the day, from initial concepts and drawings to the finished exhibit was a wonderful accomplishment and we wish the very best for this project.”
The Sunflower Meadow will be available for visitors to experience between 15th June – 14th July 2019. Supporters are also given the opportunity to purchase an everlasting sunflower in memory of a loved one by post and online at the following link.
We look forward to continuing our work alongside Nightingale House in support of their fantastic cause! For more information about Nightingale House Hospice, visit their website here.