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St Nicholas Hospice Care: Wooden tokens to express prayers, thoughts and love help families connect



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Money is being raised money to support a new initiative which will allow people to express feelings through a physical token.

The fundraising idea will allow St Nicholas Hospice Care to pay for wooden hearts and crosses which families can share with each other to express thoughts, prayers and love.

These will help families stay close to loved ones at the hospice and to each other, at a time when they may be unable to stay close in person.

Lizzie Cross is raising money to expand the scheme
Lizzie Cross is raising money to expand the scheme

Lizzie Cross, events fundraiser at St Nicholas Hospice Care, said: “For many at the end of their lives the feeling of isolation must be overwhelming and to be able to hold a small token will give some comfort.”

She added: “The wooden hearts and crosses are durable, and can easily be cleaned, but this won’t wash away the sentiments or the comfort and peace that will be found.”

The target was initially to raise enough money to buy 100 tokens, but after the necessary funds were raised in a matter of hours, the decision was taken to try and fund enough tokens to give out to every family that wants them.

It is hoped the tokens will bring comfort
It is hoped the tokens will bring comfort

Bury St Edmunds Wood Turning Group are busy crafting tokens to donate to the cause, and have already made 65.