Patients at the Prince of Wales Hospice have unveiled a giant mosaic on the walls of the facility’s cafe.
The intricate tea pot and cups were created by day therapy patients using cut tiles, glass beads and broken jewellery. The project, which was completed over the course of six months, is displayed on the walls of The Caring Kitchen.
The feature was unveiled at a special event attended by the day therapy patients, their families and their carers, as well as the Mayor of Featherstone, Coun Steve Vickers, who commended everyone involved in the project. Following the unveiling, visitors enjoyed tea and cake in the cafe.
A plaque acknowledging the achievement of the patients has been installed next to the piece, along with an in-memory dedication to two women who sadly died before the mosaic was finished.
The art work was facilitated by Joanne Lister, day therapy activities co-ordinator at the Halfpenny Lane hospice.
She said: “I hope our patients are as proud of the mosaic as I am. It has been a very inclusive piece of art and people with different limitations have been able to still take part. Sadly since starting the project two of the patients involved have died - I am really sorry that Angela and Sue are not here to see the finished piece, but I know they really enjoyed working on it.”
The hospice’s day therapy is a service for people with a life-limiting illness who continue to live at home but who could benefit from support. It gives people the chance to meet others in a similar situation, gaining social support from each other. Patients also have the opportunity to get involved in a huge range of creative and therapeutic activities.