Local company, Thakeham Homes, are thrilled to be at the heart of a brand new community art trail to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice.
Thakeham, whose staff have already raised £22,000 for their local hospice and are supporting development of the new hospice at Pease Pottage, confirmed their headline sponsorship of the fibre glass heart trail that will take place this summer.
Each heart has been individually designed by a local artist and will form part of a public art trail. This will run across the areas where St Catherine’s provides people with vital end of life care and support.
As well as the main heart trail, there is a community art project for schools and local groups and a secret heart exhibition.
Robert Boughton, Group Managing Director of Thakeham, said: “We’re thrilled to be the headline sponsor for HeART to Heart. Our relationship with St Catherine’s is extremely important. It’s great to continue our support of the hospice in such a fun campaign alongside our support of the new hospice at Pease Pottage. The trail is also a brilliant opportunity for us to support our local area and to promote the incredible work St Catherine’s does.
“An art trail is a stimulating and different project for us to be involved with and it’ll bring the community together for a worthwhile cause. It’s been really exciting to see a sneak peak of the amazing heart designs too. We’d encourage other businesses to get involved. It’s a great way to show you care and an innovative way to engage with your community, while helping create new footfall and income for our area.
“Within our office, most of our staff live within the areas St Catherine’s provides care. So learning that only one in three local people can currently receive the hospice’s care has been an eye opener. It’s definitely helped spurred [sic] us on to support St Catherine’s wherever and whenever we can!”
Thakeham’s chosen heart, ‘Love Grows’ recently spent the morning at their head office: “We want to involve the whole team – for everyone at Thakeham to be inspired to get involved at some point – we are sure many will take on the challenge of finding each heart! It’s been really exciting choosing our heart, showing it off to the team at the office, meeting the artist and other artists involved – the reach of a campaign like this is huge and we wish St Catherine’s a fantastic fundraising, community inspiring effort!”
Suzanne Davis, Corporate Fundraiser at St Catherine’s, said: “We’re looking forward to working with Thakeham on our heart trail. And it’s not too late for your business to join us too! We are on the lookout for volunteers to support us as Heart Ambassadors once our trail launches, and we’d love to have you on board”.
If your business would like to get involved with Heart to Heart, please call Suzanne Davis, on: 01293 447365 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or to find out more about the exciting trail please visit: www.stch.org.uk/hearts
Image: ‘Love Grows’, designed by artist Lindsay Seahorse Wright and sponsored by Thakeham, at Thakeham’s head office.