You’re walking down the street, just like any other day, when suddenly a memory pops into your head from years ago. This is a ‘memory pop’. St Michael’s Hospice wants to fill their shop windows with colourful ‘memory pop’ pom poms in May – but they need your help. 

As part of Dying Matters week (10th-16th May), the Hospice is asking patients, their Hospice team and the local community to make colourful woollen pom poms. To take part, all you need to do is make a woollen
pom pom and drop it into Morrison’s, Hastings by Thursday 22nd April.

The Hospice wants to bring the community closer together through participation and visually representing memories of loved ones in a colourful celebration of togetherness. The more people who get involved, the more colourful the display will be!

“During the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve talked about ways in which we can rethink our approach to creative arts on our Wellbeing Programme,” says Martin Symons, Wellbeing Programme Lead at St Michael’s Hospice, “so it’s great that a project like this can help us make those first steps into a new way of working.” 

For more information on the Pom Pom Memory Pop project visit the Hospice website for details:

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