Flower Appeal 2018
Join us to celebrate the lives of those who lived with osteoporosis, by dedicating a flower in our Celebration of Life garden.
It is estimated that in the UK, there are more than 500,000 broken bones a year caused by osteoporosis. The pain they cause can be unbearable.
Besides the pain, osteoporosis and broken bones can have a life-changing impact on those with the condition. The fear of breaking a bone can be paralysing, often making people feel isolated and unable to continue the life they enjoyed before.
...85% of people are worried they will break again.
...see friends and relatives less than they used to.
My mother suffered horrendously with osteoporosis. I always remember the way she fought to keep her independence, despite being in pain.
Osteoporosis is such a horrible disease. That’s why we need to come together and take action, so we can end this kind of suffering for good.
- Helen, Inverness
This summer, you can help build a brighter future, where fewer people have to suffer the pain of broken bones.
You can make a difference today, by donating and dedicating a flower in our Celebration of Life garden. Celebrate the life of a treasured loved one, or all who lived with osteoporosis.
- £25 could fund 156 printed publications, helping people with osteoporosis learn about good bone health, and how they can lower their risk of painful broken bones.
- £50 could fund 135 free calls to our Helpline, helping people with osteoporosis get the information they need to confidently manage their condition and continue the lifestyle they enjoy.
- £100 could fund attendance at a workshop for four doctors, meaning more people with osteoporosis can be diagnosed and treated, helping to reduce the number of painful broken bones in future.
The Celebration of Life garden will be open for you to visit, at Willsbridge Mill, near Bristol. And a personalised dedication will be displayed alongside your flower. You and your family can also see your dedication in a virtual Celebration of Life garden on our website.
How to dedicate a flower
To dedicate a flower, all we ask is a donation to cover the cost of the flower and to support the work of the charity.
Our ornamental flowers are made to last, so your dedication can live on. If you wish, you can choose to keep your dedicated flower, once our Celebration of Life garden closes. You can dedicate a flower to keep by covering the £5 cost of postage.
You will have the chance to share your dedication with us, once you have made your donation.
If you prefer to donate over the phone, please call our friendly supporter team on 01761 473287.