Day Hospice Art
Day Hospice patients have produced some stunning artwork, including stained glass windows, a mural and a photo picture, reflecting their thoughts and feelings
One of the services Willen Hospice provides is a
Day Hospice. This is a warm and supportive environment where patients who are being cared for in their own homes can come to talk to specialists and other patients and engage in diversional therapies.
One very popular therapy is art. On talking to patients, it was felt that it would be nice to work together to create some permanent pieces to celebrate the holistic, creative and caring atmosphere of the Day Hospice.
Under the direction of Melody Hornblow, Day Hospice Activities Co-ordinator, and with the help of Coralie Mansfield, a pottery tutor and glass artist, and Hilary Becket, an expert in stained glass, the patients undertook the production of a series of stained glass windows. The design includes the thoughts and feelings of Day Hospice patients and reflects the different aspects of the journeys they have made during this difficult stage of their lives.
Stained glass windows are unveiled
The funding for the materials for this project, and others, that include a photo picture and mural (pictured below) were all generously funded by St Peter and Paul’s Lodge in Newport Pagnell. The lodge also kindly donated £1,500 towards general care.
Melody Hornblow, Day Hospice Activities Co-ordinator, said: “When it became clear through talking to the patients and our art therapists that it would be beneficial to work on larger creative projects I knew I had to get the funding to make it happen. We are all very grateful to the members of the Lodge for coming to our aid and helping us to achieve our aim to produce some beautiful, permanent pieces to grace the Day Hospice for all to enjoy.”
L to R Mural in treatment room and photo picture
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"Greetings from Adelaide to all at Willen. I enjoy receiving the Newsletter which keeps me connected. . The windows in the Day Hospice look fantastic.. I have printed the page to show to our Art Therapy co-ordinator st Daw House Hospice here in Adelaide. "
Posted by: Denise Barrett on 28/05/2011 (08:03)