AN ESTIMATED 1,000 dragonflies have taken flight after forming an impressive, fortnight-long display in Worcester city centre.
Hundreds of visitors flocked to see the St Richard’s Hospice Celebration Garden for one last time before it was dismantled on Bank Holiday Monday.
Many of those visiting the display had donated to take one of the blue-and-green dragonflies home as a keepsake, often in memory of loved ones.
Rachel Jones, fund-raising manager at St Richard’s, said: “We loved seeing our beautiful flight of dragonflies on display.
“But, we are even more pleased to know they will be going to homes where they will be admired and treasured for years to come.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign – including all the fantastic volunteers who helped us take down the display on a very hot Bank Holiday Monday.
“If you would like your own dragonfly, it’s not too late to donate for one as we have a limited number left. Just visit our website to find out more.”
To date the event has raised around £37,000 for the Wildwood Drive based hospice.
Visit www.strichards.org.uk/celebration-garden or call the fundraising team on 01905 958262 for more.