A BLOOMING wonderful charity campaign is back for its fifth anniversary.

The Nightingale House Sunshine Meadow will return to Chirk Castle, having started with a sunflower display five years ago. Since then, the annual Sunshine Meadow's flowers of choice have been poppies, bluebells, and forget-me-nots. This year, the magnificent grounds of the National Trust property will be adorned with the perennially popular snowdrop.

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The partnership between Nightingale House and the National Trust has developed over time - the Wrexham-based hospice helps children deal with loss and the Woodland Wellbeing Days held at Erddig Hall's grounds provide breath-taking scenery for children to engage their senses, make new friends, and feel a sense of connectedness with someone else in a similar situation.

Hospice Fundraiser, Delyth Underwood, pictured with the 2021 bluebell.

Hospice Fundraiser, Delyth Underwood, pictured with the 2021 bluebell.

Delyth Underwood, community fundraiser at Nightingale House said: “We are delighted to once again be working in collaboration with the National Trust to celebrate the fifth anniversary of our Sunshine Meadow. One thousand snowdrops will be planted at Chirk Castle in front of the Bachelor Tower from June 3 to 30, 2023.”

Every year, hospice supporters purchase flowers from Nightingale House to remember a loved one or to commemorate the life of someone important to them. Bethan Scott's husband passed away in 2017 after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer; she explains what the Sunshine Meadow means to her.

Nightingale Houses Sunshine Meadow forget-me-nots.

Nightingale House's Sunshine Meadow forget-me-nots.

She said: “For me, I love the way the flowers are displayed in a natural environment. Visiting the sunshine meadow every year where the flowers are on display offers a time to reflect and contemplate, I guess nature allows us to do just that.

"We are then able to take the flowers home and choose our own personal place to display them. I have an array of flowers from past campaigns in my garden, they complement each other embracing in the wind that we can`t see, but like love, we can feel.”

• If you would like to purchase a snowdrop, visit: https://bit.ly/40vw7tZ