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Renowned local artist supports Rowcroft appeal

27 January 2016

Rowcroft Hospice is delighted to have secured the support of renowned local artist Yvonne Coomber for its Meadow of Memories appeal.  

Based in Totnes, Yvonne’s paintings are recognised across the UK for their beautiful, bright depictions of nature, love and wild places.

Yvonne has kindly allowed the use of one of her images to inspire the design for the Meadow of Memories.

The appeal invites people to dedicate a flower in celebration of their loved ones in a meadow planted in the grounds of Rowcroft while making a donation – either regular or one off – to support the hospice.

Yvonne said: “It is such an honour to be the artist chosen for Meadow of Memories. Rowcroft is a charity close to my heart. I painted this image as a metaphorical place to plant seeds of love and hope. It also speaks of the joy, tenderness and profound peace of nature.”

Laura Cameron Long, Individual Giving Manager at Rowcroft Hospice, added:  “Yvonne’s work is a perfect match for our Meadow of Memories appeal.

“Our Meadow of Memories invites people to celebrate the lives of their loved ones by dedicating a flower to them; Yvonne’s work celebrates life and is full of love.”

Rowcroft Hospice is hoping that the new design will encourage more people to support the appeal, which is open to anyone who has lost a loved one - not just those who were cared for at the hospice.

Laura added: “We are very grateful to Yvonne for providing an image of one of her beautiful paintings and for supporting us to make every day the best day possible for thousands of people living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon”.

The Meadow of Memories appeal will accept dedications and donations from now until late spring. If you would be interested in dedicating a flower, please visit or contact Daniela on 01803 210363.

If you’d like to find out more about Yvonne Coomber, visit

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