Friday, 25 September 2015

We have now received the results of our Peace Hospice Care Poetry competition back from HRH Princess Michael of Kent.

We have been deeply heartened by all entries to the competition. We received more than 120 poems and we thank all writers who submitted their work.

We will be notifying the entrants who will have their poems included in the Peace Hospice Care Poetry anthology that will be published electronically as part of our 25th anniversary year.

We are delighted to announce that the five best poems that have been selected by HRH Princess Michael of Kent are:

Missing by Margaret Vaughan

Hook in the Wall by Rosamund Browne

It Comes When You Least Expect It by Opefoluwa Sarah Adegbite

Sudden Death by Diane Jackman

Tell Me by Jaqueline Anne Ginns

'I have been delighted to read the entries for the Peace Hospice Care poetry competition, ' said HRH Princess Michael of Kent. 'Every one of the poems submitted contains so much emotion and depth and truly reflects the stirring theme of 'Love and Loss'.

 'I hope these poems bring comfort to both the writer and the reader when they are published in the proposed Peace Hospice Care poetry anthology. It was a difficult process trying to select the five 'best' poems, but I have made my decision and wish to pass on my sincere congratulations to those selected.

'I would also like to thank everyone who took part in the competition.  I look forward to seeing the anthology and hope it supports the Hospice and those who need comfort at a raw time in their lives. Love and Loss is a huge subject that touches all of us.'

The five best poems will receive a certificate signed by HRH Princess Michael of Kent, a complimentary copy of the anthology and additional Peace Hospice Care branded gifts.