St Catherine’s Hospice was thrilled to launch HeART to Heart, their first ever community art trail at the Yoghurt Rooms last week.
HeART to Heart, headline sponsored by Thakeham Homes, will give the local community a unique chance to follow a fibre glass heart trail across Sussex and Surrey. Each heart has been individually custom designed by a local artist. The trail will be in place across the areas where St Catherine’s provides people with end of life care for around 10 weeks during summer 2019.
A trail map will encourage people to visit each heart to tick it off, and a community art project, and secret heart exhibition will also run alongside the main trail. It’s hoped the trail will bring income and visitors to the local area.
The launch event gave local businesses and media an exclusive chance to view the fibre glass hearts, and meet the artists who created designs for them. Businesses were also given the opportunity to hand pick a designed heart to sponsor.
Robert Boughton, Group Managing Director of Thakeham Homes said, “We’re thrilled to be the headline sponsor for HeART to Heart, a fantastic, new event for our local area. We’ve been really impressed with the thoughtful, stunning designs created by local artists and we can’t wait to see them out on the streets. This exciting new project comes as we start work at Pease Pottage, a development which will include the new hospice for St Catherine’s. We’re really pleased to continue this special relationship with the hospice.”
Crawley’s County Mall was the first organisation to sponsor a heart. Mark Haynes, Centre Manager said, “We’re big supporters of St Catherine’s and the care they provide to our community. When we heard about HeART to Heart, we instantly wanted to get involved! Our shopping centre is the perfect home for a heart and we’re looking forward to unveiling our chosen design next summer.”
Suzanne Davis, Corporate Fundraiser at St Catherine’s said, “As the area’s local hospice, we’re at the heart of our community. We work hard to help local terminally ill people do the things they love. Art often plays a part in this, so it’s fantastic to publically launch HeART to Heart. And it’s not too late for your business to join this very special trail. There are various ways you can get involved, including hand selecting a heart to sponsor. Not only will you be engaging with people in your community, you’ll also be supporting our hospice to care for more local people in the future.”
If your business would like to be involved with HeART to Heart, please call Suzanne Davis, Corporate Fundraiser, on: 01293 447365 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.