Pool of Remembrance receives a makeover

St. Joseph’s Hospice has refurbished its Pool of Remembrance and unveiled a beautiful new glass orb water feature surrounded by silver slate chippings.

The hospice’s Pool of Remembrance is surrounded by glass bricks to blend in with the environment and reflect the surrounding woodland. Many of the glass bricks are personalised with the names of families and loved ones, either in memory or in celebration of their lives.

Many local families enjoy visiting the Pool of Remembrance, which was built in October 2013 to mark the birthday of hospice founder, Father Francis O’Leary.

Last year, the Pool of Remembrance was out of use and in desperate need of repair but, thanks to the generous support of local businesses, work to refurbish it is now complete. The new glass orb is beautifully lit up at night time and the main pool has been filled in with silver slate chippings so that it’s easy to maintain.

Norma Young, head of fundraising, said: “We are really pleased that we have been able to refurbish our Pool of Remembrance as it means so much to so many local families, particularly those who have their own personalised glass brick. They find it to be a special place which brings great comfort, where they can sit in peace to remember and reflect.

“We still have lots of glass bricks available for families to purchase and they are available for a donation of £500. We will also personalise them with the names of loved ones and family members.

“It really is a beautiful place and is so special to families who have lost loved ones here at the hospice or who maybe who just have a personal connection with the hospice and would like to have a special place to visit and remember.”

If you would like to find out more about buying a memorial brick in our Pool of Remembrance, please contact the hospice’s fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email events@jospice.org.uk.