Snowdrops for St Christopher’s

Will you remember someone special with a handcrafted Snowdrop?

Your chance to own one of 1,300 beautiful Snowdrops, which were displayed in a mass installation at the home of Charles Darwin in late January and early February 2023

Dedicate a snowdrop

Each Snowdrop is unique, handcrafted by Lincolnshire blacksmiths and featuring a new design for 2023. If you bought a Snowdrop in 2021, you might like to begin a collection.

You will receive your Snowdrop to keep forever in your garden, house or special place of remembrance as a keepsake.

Your Snowdrop represents those we have loved and carry forwards in our hearts as the green shoots of spring bring hope for the future.

Each Snowdrop stands for one of the 1,300 patients we look after at any one time.

By donating and dedicating your own Snowdrop to someone you want to celebrate and remember, you are supporting St Christopher’s to continue its vital work to provide the very best end of life care across south east London for those who need us most.

How it works

We ask for a minimum donation of £35 for each Snowdrop, although you may give more if you wish.

Once we’ve received your dedication, we will send you a thank you with a special certificate. This will contain the name of your loved one, so please take care to input the names correctly.

You will be able to collect your Snowdrop, or it will be posted out to you if you have paid for postage and packing (which is added at the end of the donate process).

Dedicate a snowdrop

Collection dates

If you have opted to collect your Snowdrop you can collect them by arrangement – please contact us on to arrange collection.

Postal deliveries

If you have opted for your snowdrop to be posted, these will be despatched as soon as possible after receiving your donation.

Freya’s story

A new-look Snowdrop will help us remember Freya’s daddy this year

Snowdrops - Freya and mum

“Freya and I are looking forward to adding a 2023 Snowdrop and starting a collection. The special place in our garden gives us space to talk about Chris and share memories of him. Sometimes they are funny, sometimes inspiring or moving. By sharing memories together, Chris remains part of our lives.”

Read Kirsty and Freya’s story

Snowdrops at Down House

Thank you Down House and English Heritage

Home of 19th century naturalist Charles Darwin, this English Heritage-owned site is in the pretty village of Downe, just south of Bromley.

The Snowdrops installation would not have been possible without the support and help of the staff and volunteers of Down House and English Heritage.

We are so grateful to the Down House team for creating the display and hosting your visit.

Find out more at

Down House

The installation of 1,300 Snowdrops was on display 28 January to 5 February 2023 for members of the public to visit at this iconic location within the St Christopher’s catchment area.

Snowdrops FAQs

For more information about our Snowdrops for St Christopher’s
please email

How much is it to dedicate a Snowdrop?

We ask for a minimum donation of £35 for each Snowdrop, although you may give more if you wish.

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