Butterfly release in Spalding to remember the lives of loved ones

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A spectacular sight will be on offer this summer when native Painted Lady butterflies are released into the sky above Spalding.

Each butterfly liberated on Sunday, July 3, will be in celebration or memory of the life of a loved one.

The event is being held at Springfields Festival Gardens at 2pm to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Butterfly Hospice in Boston.

The annual event was previously only held in Boston but was extended to Spalding and Skegness in 2015.

To reserve a butterfly for this special event at a cost of £6 please contact the charity office on 01205 311222.

Laura Slayven, fundraising manager at the Hospice, said: “This very special event is an opportunity to come together and release hundreds of butterflies in a ‘celebration of life’ or in ‘memory of your loved one’.

“Thank you to Springfield’s Festival Gardens for offering their wonderful facilities for a release.”

Working in partnership with Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) and The Butterfly Hospice Trust, the hospice provides palliative, end of life and respite care in an informal and clinically based environment for adults with life-limiting illness.

When the Hospice opened it gave local people and families access and choice to palliative care close to their home. The hospice understands how much this means to people and is keen to raise awareness that this valuable service exists. The staff and volunteer teams work closely with the clinical team to provide the care people need.