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Oxford hospice Sobell House places ribbons around University Parks


Aug 22, 2022

This weekend hundreds of colourful ribbons appeared attached to an ancient red oak in University Parks.

The multi-coloured ribbons have been placed as part of Sobell House’s Rainbow of Ribbons display.

The display sees those who have lost a loved one remember them and celebrate their life by dedicating a ribbon and making a donation to the hospice.

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Oxford Mail: The ribbons have been placed to remember loved ones. Picture: Sobell HouseThe ribbons have been placed to remember loved ones. Picture: Sobell House

Based at Churchill Hospital, Sobell House offers specialist palliative care to those facing life threatening illness, death and bereavement in Oxfordshire.

Beth Marsh, director of fundraising at Sobell House, said: “The Rainbow of Ribbons display is a magnificent and emotional sight to behold.

“Being part of the installation of this display was an honour, seeing the names of so many loved ones no longer with us – I would like to urge people to visit and add to the stunning piece of art”.

Oxford Mail: Hundreds of ribbons have already been placed by family members. Picture: Sobell HouseHundreds of ribbons have already been placed by family members. Picture: Sobell House

The project has already seen the hospice raise more than £12,700 which is enough to pay for 21 days of care for a patient on its specialist in-patient unit.

The Rainbow of Ribbons display is located within the park along West Walk, between North Lodge and Keble Gates.

It will move to Sobell House’s reception on August 30 where family members can pick up their ribbons and keep them as a memory of their loved one.

If you wish to add a ribbon go to sobellhospice.org/ribbons or call the Charity team on 01865 857007.

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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