Herd of the Hospice

News | 16th April 2017

Some exciting news that I can finally share with you all...

At the start of 2017 I was invited to create a design for Hospice in the Weald and an amazing campaign they are running called 'Herd of the Hospice?'. I can now reveal that my design has been picked and painted!

The campaign will see a herd of 25 full size decorated horse sculptures displayed in public areas across West Kent and East Sussex to raise money and awareness for this incredible charity. From July until October 2017, the sculptures will be in various locations for people to visit, before they are then auctioned off for the charity in October 2017.

Each horse is being very generously sponsored by local businesses and individuals, as well as being accompanied by pony sculptures designed by local school children.

I cannot put into words how honoured I am to be part of such a fantastic event for such a worthy cause. Hospice in the Weald are an amazing charity and the work they do is so vital. The Hospice cares for people with terminal illnesses, as well the those who are affected by it, like their families and carers. They are also a completely free service, so campaigns like this one are so important.

I wanted to create a design that had meaning to the Hospice behind it, as well as being vibrant and eye-catching. Rather than focusing on the end, I wanted to concentrate on moving forward. I came up with the concept of a sunrise to symbolise the beginning of a new day and the hope it brings. I think a sunrise is a moment everyone enjoys and appreciates. It also has something special behind it and the people we share it with. I took a photo of a sunrise one morning here in the Weald and sampled the colours from it to create this geometric patterned piece.

I'd like you to meet my horse, 'Sunrise'. She can be found in Calverley Grounds in Tunbridge Wells, just opposite the main train station.

'Sunrise' is currently still available for sponsorship. If you would like to sponsor her please contact Emma Whittington on emma.whittington@hospiceintheweald.org.uk or 01892 820542.

Sunrise in Calverley Grounds, Tunbridge Wells Sunrise at Weald of Kent Handmade Fair - Penshurst Place Sunrise - Herd of the Hospice?

If you like what you see please make a donation to Hospice in the Weald and help support the vital work that they do. You can text HERD to 70660 to donate £3 (UK mobiles only), or you can make a donation through their website.

To find out more about the 'Herd of the Hospice?' campaign here: http://www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk/news/article/herd-of-the-hospice