About the HeART to Heart trail

As a local hospice, we’re at the heart of our community and we work to help local terminally ill people do the things they love and to live as well as they can, for as long as they can. Art often plays a part in this, so we’re thrilled to launch HeART to Heart; our first ever community art trail.

HeART to Heart is a fun, free and engaging public art event that will see uniquely designed hearts spread across East Surrey and West Sussex during the summer of 2019. Families, artists, schools and businesses will be encouraged to get involved along the way, and help raise money so more people living with a terminal illness receive the care they need.

How you can get involved

The hearts will be in place for 10 weeks this summer across the areas where we provide expert end of life care. Throughout this time, you will have the chance to follow your heart around the trail and discover each of our unique hearts. Alongside this, there will be exciting activities taking place across the summer to support the trail.

We will shortly be launching an app including an interactive trail map which will guide you from HeART to Heart. As you visit each heart, you will be able to access exclusive rewards and offers.

The HeART to Heart timeline

The HeART to Heart trail will be launched on 4th July 2019 to the public and the hearts will find their home on the trail. The hearts will be on public show for 10 weeks across the areas where St Catherine’s provides expert end of life care.

4 July 2019
The HeART to Heart trail will be launched to the public and the hearts will find their home on the trail.

July – September 2019
The hearts will be in place on the trail for 10 weeks across the summer. Activities will run alongside the trail.

30 October 2019

Our Secret HeART exhibition takes place. The Secret HeART Exhibition is an art sale with a twist! A series of one-off pieces of art, designed on a postcard and including a heart shape or image will be on display. Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to ‘follow their heart’ and purchase a design to be theirs forever, but they will only discover the artist once they have bought it.

This may be a day hospice patient at St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley, a member of the public, a local artist or a celebrity!

Everyone is welcome to design a postcard for our Secret HeART Exhibition. For further information or to take part, please email events@stch.org.uk.

October 2019
Artists and sponsors are invited to an auction of all hearts and mini hearts. This is the only time all hearts will be displayed together. The auction will raise vital funds for St Catherine’s so no-one has to face death and loss alone.

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