Welcome to Suffolk Remembers
Thank you to everyone who came down to Felixstowe for Suffolk Remembers on 21 June 2021.
The candles will be down at Spa Gardens in Felixstowe, next to the Spa Pavilion, until Friday 25 June for the public to view and reflect. Please adhere to government guidelines if you are visiting.
Special thank you to East of England Co-op Funeral Services who are our headline sponsors.
Thank you to our letter sponsors: Seven Hills Crematorium, Jackamans Solicitors, Donnelly Watson Flooring Ltd, White Gables Residential Care Home, Sharman Caravans, Laureate Fields Development/Generator Group Limited, Kingsfleet Wealth, Ryder-Davies & Partners, George Baker Group, Morrison Freight Ltd, Suffolk Tax Accountants Group, Bauder, Energy Power Resources Ltd, Park View Care Homeand Gotelee Solicitors LLP.
Thank you to all our speakers on the night and to singers Roma Manteiga-Nicholson, and Christina Johnston for their moving music.
We also had a pre-recorded virtual version of the night premiere on our YouTube channel for those that could not be there. View it to the left of your screen or click here to our channel.
Watch 2021 virtual version of Suffolk Remembers below - a pre-recorded video for those who wish to be part of Suffolk Remembers but cannot make it to the seafront due to COVID-19 restrictions or other circumstances.
By supporting Suffolk Remembers you are allowing our specialist staff to provide care for 1000s of patients across Suffolk. These patients and their families are on a very difficult journey facing life-limiting illness. With your support we can provide help through therapy, symptom control and pain management. Hospice support continues into bereavement, providing support through the grieving that follows when we lose those we love.
Each year St Elizabeth Hospice has to generate £12.9m and with our ambitions to expand our care for young adults we know our need for support is only going to grow.
Every pound you pledge helps us care for local people when they need it the most and we can’t do it without you.
How to dedicate
Dedicating a candle is simple. Follow the ‘Dedicate Now’ link, complete your details and select how many candles you would like to dedicate – we’ve given you the option for up to five. For each dedication we ask for a suggested minimum donation of £5.
Once you have chosen how many dedications you would like to make, enter the name of the person, or pet, you wish to remember. You will then have the option to write some words about your loved one and add a picture. If you only want to enter a name, and not add further words or a picture, that is absolutely fine.
When you have completed your descriptions press next, where we will just capture a few details to ensure that we only contact you how you want to be contacted in the future, then proceed to payment. Your dedication will then appear in the Suffolk Remembers online gallery and a physical electric candle will be added to our display.
Candles can also be dedicated to pets, who were once our companions and part of our families.
You can dedicate as many candles as you like for a suggested minimum donation of £5 per candle.
Thank you to our Suffolk Remembers sponsor:
East of England Co-Op Funeral Services
Julian Snowling, Head of Funeral Operations for the East of England Co-op Funeral Services, said: “With many family and friends unable to say their goodbyes in the way they would have wished these past 12 months, this year’s Suffolk Remembers has never been more poignant.
At the East of England Co-op Funeral Services, we’ve supported local families across Suffolk, as well as in Norfolk and Essex since 1925. Many of these families have benefited from the fantastic services provided by St Elizabeth Hospice and so we’re incredibly proud to once again be supporting this special event.
Over the past year, our expert Funeral team have worked hard to adapt to the ever-changing guidelines whilst also maintaining the high level of care and service expected of us.
With restrictions on the number of people able to attend Services or gather in memory, many local families turned to online streaming and digital services. With the very real possibility of delayed grief due to the unprecedented circumstances we found ourselves in, Suffolk Remembers provides an important opportunity for the community to come together in memory and celebration of those no longer with us.
In recent years, it has been a privilege to help light many of the candles in memory of members of our community, and we look forward to being a part of this year’s event.”