ADVANCED BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE COME FOR 7PM - 7.30PM TO REGISTER FOR A LANTERN BEFORE THEY SET SAIL AT 8.15PM.
On Saturday 18th May 2019, as the sun sets, we will be floating hundreds of lanterns on the lake at Hardwick Park. The lanterns will set sail between 8.15pm - 8.30pm so please register at 7.30.
Please note there is a minimum donation of £3 per lantern.*
When someone dies, it is only natural that we seek ways of remembering them. At the hospice, we have a new event that gives people the opportunity to remember a loved one in a meaningful and sensitive way. This is our summer remembrance event, Floating Thoughts.
Floating Thoughts is a moving and supportive evening in remembrance of our loved ones. People are invited to write a message to someone special on a floating, candle lit lantern. The lantern is then floated out into the lake at sunset. We plan to hold this event every summer, to gather together and with gentle background music as we stand together as the sun goes down, watching the lanterns float out into the lake.
It is a special occasion and, as we stand together, we realise that we are not alone in missing someone close to us. There is a feeling of great support as we remember those no longer with us and celebrate the impact they had on our lives. This event is open to everyone in the community, whether you or your loved ones have had any contact with Butterwick Hospice or not.
In exchange for a donation to the hospice, you are welcome to join us at Hardwick Park. Our inaugural event takes place on Saturday 18th May 2019 at 7.30pm
By taking part in Floating Thoughts, not only are you remembering someone special in a truly unique way, your donation will also help Butterwick Hospice to care for local people today and into the future. It is a beautiful way to honour a memory and make a difference in your community.
Parking for the event will be available at Hardwick Park and there may be a small parking charge.
Please note that the candles are battery-powered to withstand a summer shower or breeze, but in the event of heavy rain or strong winds the event may be postponed.
*For each lantern you are donating there is a minimum requirement of £3. For example one lantern minimum donation of £3, two lanterns, minimum donation of £6. Please write your donation amount when signing up for the event below.