What is the "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" event?
Forest Holme Hospice is a safe, caring place where people with life limiting or terminal illness are looked after and their families given support by their wonderful team of doctors, nurses and other staff. This amazing charity holds an annual event called "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" to celebrate and remember those loved ones who are no longer with us, which involves decorating the hospice with yellow ribbons and hosting an event that brings the community together.
Unfortunately, this year’s event, which was to take place on 18th June, had to be cancelled due to coronavirus. Undeterred by this disappointing news, the hospice staff came up with an ingenious solution that allows the event to go ahead all while social distancing.
Instead of limiting the display of yellow ribbons to the hospice, this year they have asked the local community to join in the fun and display yellow ribbons in the windows and gardens of our homes and businesses. And this is why you will find yellow ribbons displayed at Town & Country and our homes.
"Yellow ribbon dedications for loved ones"
Kirsty Perks, fundraiser at Forest Holme Hospice, sent us this kind thank you for our participation in this worthwhile event.
“Thank you for displaying ribbons in your homes for our Tie a Yellow appeal.... Despite not being able to have our usual ribbons at the hospice this year due to the current Government guidelines, it is so lovely that people like yourself have been making yellow ribbon dedications for loved ones across our local community.
"Thank you once again for your support. It really means a great deal to us, especially during such a difficult time.”
To learn more about the event and download your own yellow ribbon template, visit the Forest Holme Hospice website here.