All the funds raised will go towards the hospice’s ‘Recovery Fund’ to ensure its palliative nurse team can continue providing care for vulnerable patients.
City Hospice and its team have worked throughout the pandemic, providing palliative nurse care to patients living in Cardiff diagnosed with cancer, dementia, motor neurone disease (MND), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other life-limiting illnesses.
Francesca Coles, head of communications at Coles Funeral Directors, said: “We know how incredibly difficult 2020 has been for everyone, especially charities, thanks to limited fundraising opportunities which has naturally had a massive impact. That’s why we’re so pleased to be in a position to raise vital funds for our incredible charity partner, City Hospice.
“Plus, as a business, we recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health and by asking the public to share their most treasured memories of 2020, we hope this encourages individuals to reflect on the year a little differently.”
She added: “We’re excited to work alongside Nathan Wyburn on this campaign and I just know he’ll bring thousands of smiles to the city and beyond. Keep your eyes peeled for the big reveal.”
Daisy Magill, fundraising and events coordinator at City Hospice commented that Coles Funeral Directors has always been a supporter of the charity and that they feel “incredibly lucky” that the funeral directors have committed to raising £10,000 this winter.
Magill said: “We’re very excited to see Nathan Wyburn in action and can’t wait to see what he creates using the images from everyone who donates. Nathan’s art will celebrate life and create ‘togetherness’ when all year we have been told to stay apart. We look forward to seeing the final piece early next year.”