We were proud to unveil our new Butterfly Memorial Wall at Hearts Together Hospital Hotel last week. Opened by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, the event was attended by previous guests, supporters, and families of loved ones for whom a butterfly has been placed in memory. This moving occasion served as a heartfelt tribute of remembrance, celebrating the lives of beloved family members and friends, and honouring the lasting impact they continue to make for so many individuals and families supported by Hearts Together, through their legacies.  

"As a team, we feel honoured to be here with you today and share in remembering the people who are so close to your hearts, many of whom we have had the privilege to know, often just for a short time, yet they made a lasting impression."

-Hearts Together CEO, Liz Harding


It is our hope that the Butterfly Memorial Wall will serve as a sanctuary of remembrance; a space to reflect on those who are no longer with us but who have provided key support in our Charity's story. Amongst the butterflies, we remember those who have left legacy gifts in their wills and gifts in memory of a loved one, as well as those who helped build Hearts Together to what it is today, with a plaque dedicated to our esteemed founder Monica Pearce who first opened the doors to our Hospital Hotel in 2001 having successfully and tirelessly campaigned for cardiac services to be brought to Plymouth.

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Plymouth attended the event, speaking to family members, staff team and supporters. With genuine compassion, the Lord Mayor addressed the attendees and acknowledged the pain and grief that each person carries while emphasising the importance of collective support and solidarity, as represented by the Butterfly Wall. The Mayor spoke about the difference that Hearts Together has and continues to make for many people across Devon and Cornwall but also within the local community, highlighting the significance and importance of the services and facilities we provide. 

"I was never aware of all the work done here, and it is far far more than just a room [...] having this kind of facility available is fundamental, not only to the people who are potentially in the hospital here in crisis but also the families who suffer from that crisis and share in it too, and that's important" 

- Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Mark Shayer

This event was a deeply personal and moving experience for all who attended, whilst being very much a celebration of the lives of loved ones, sharing memories of happy times, in a bright and comforting setting giving our team the opportunity to also personally thank so many family members for their continued and collective support.

If you would like to know more about leaving a legacy in your will or in memory giving, click HERE for more information.