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Lichfield College students support St Giles Celebrate Lives Lived 40th Anniversary campaign

November 2022

Students from Lichfield College have been asked to support St Giles Hospice in developing a showstopping art installation for the 40th Anniversary of their Celebrate Lives Lived Fundraising campaign which will go live in May 2023.

The Lives Lived campaign run by the Hospice allows members of the public to donate money and dedicate a gerbera flower in the memory of a loved one who was cared for by St. Giles. The flower is then displayed in their memorial garden for one month, which is open to the public.

To mark the fundraising campaigns 40th anniversary, during 2023, St. Giles wanted to create a larger display which had strong visual impact and covered the whole of their memorial garden in a similar style to the poppy display created at the Tower of London for Remembrance in 2017.

Art and design students from Lichfield College, alongside their tutors are making around 800 gerbera flowers using ceramics for use within the display. The college plans to host workshops for staff, volunteers and families within St. Giles community to have a go at making a ceramic gerbera.

Curriculum Manager for Creative and Work Experience, Claire Pinder-Smith said “It is a great honor to be supporting St Giles on the 40th Anniversary of their Celebrate Lives Lived Campaign. Our staff and students are working hard to ensure that this installation helps to raise more awareness of the amazing work that St Giles does for our community and to encourage more people to donate, whilst also developing our learners’ skills. Alongside the installation Lichfield College will be creating an exhibition to support the campaign and to showcase our learners wider art work in our Wedge Gallery”

Registrations will be open soon for the 2023 Lives lived campaign, to find out more please visit or please contact St. Giles’ fundraising team directly on 01543 432538 or by emailing