We have a long standing arrangement with St Wilfrid’s Hospice to provide about 30 prints, kindly provided by members that are hung in the Hospice corridors. The display is changed around 3 times a year and is much appreciated by residents and staff. With members support we will be extending this arrangement to two other locations:
The Sage Centre, Tangmmere – this is a purpose built centre, with a catchment over the south of West Sussex helping those suffering with dementia. The Centre opened last May, really warm and welcoming and we were approached by someone who had heard of our St Wilfrid’s arrangement asking if that could be replicated. Hilary and I visited a few days ago and identified a number of treatment rooms where our pictures would be very suitable (in the process being dragged into a pom pom dancing class with residents, but fortunately with no video). We hope that the St Wilfrid’s display will move on to the Sage Centre before the prints are retuned to members. We will be asking for more of your prints when the season starts.
Fernhurst Centre at St Richard’s Hospital – this is the MacMillan Cancer unit at St Richards. Jan Davis has been in discussion with staff about how best we can help to brighten up the unit and several members have kindly agreed to donate some of their images.
Both these initiatives help to raise the Club’s profile in the local community as well as helping vulnerable people at a difficult and often traumatic stage in their lives. They provide further opportunities for members across the Club to display their work. I do hope everyone will continue to give your support and provide some images when the boxes go out next week.