‘Remembering with Ribbons’ runs throughout July and August, giving Islanders the chance to place a special ribbon in Mountbatten’s Chelsea Garden.
The ribbons can be personalised and will stay on display until 1st September. They are free, though anyone who makes a donation to Mountbatten will receive a special pack with them.
Nigel Hartley, CEO of Mountbatten, says:
“Remembering is an important part of the Mountbatten ‘living, dying, remembering’ strapline.
“This past year has been challenging in so many ways and finding moments to remember and honour our loved ones who have died is therefore more important than ever before.
“Whether someone has died recently, and our grief is new, or whether we are remembering a loved one who died some time ago, all our usual ways of coping with grief and bereavement have changed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We wanted to create something that gives people the opportunity to remember together in a safe way and our beautiful garden gives us that opportunity.
“Anyone who also wants to donate will be helping us support more people who are bereaved, and others who need our expert care on the Island.”
Families and friends have been encouraged to remember their loved ones together by having afternoon tea at Mountbatten Café during their visit. It costs £15 per person and can be booked by calling 01983 217341 or 217342.
For more information about Remembering with Ribbons, visit mountbatten.org.uk.