Welland Medical follows its heart to support local hospice
It all began with a local art trail, organised by St. Catherine’s Hospice, which captured…
St. Catherine’s has been our company’s charity for over 10 years and many of our employees have a special connection with their unique work. This heart is in special memory of one of our colleagues, who recently losthis fight with cancer, and the years he spent designing products to help improve the lives of others.Chris Primett, Managing Director
It all began with a local art trail, organised by St. Catherine’s Hospice, which captured our heart during its 10-week duration. The HeART to Heart trail saw artists from Sussex and Surrey design 26 unique heart sculptures which were positioned throughout the local area to form a trail for members of the community to follow over the summer months.
One heart in particular caught our attention, the Bee Kind heart, designed by Sussex based art teacher and illustrator Johanna Patterson, which was positioned close to our headquarters in Manor Royal. The beautiful heart, which appears to be dripping in honey and decorated with honeycomb and bees, matches so perfectly with the use of Manuka honey in our latest range of stoma care solutions.
The culmination of the trail saw the hearts appearing in a farewell exhibition, before an auction took place to find their forever homes and help raise funds for the hospice. Two members of our marketing team attended the exclusive event and were delighted when our winning bid secured the Bee Kind heart.
Some of the Welland Medical Team were on-hand to receive the special delivery from St. Catherine’s Hospice on 27th November and the heart now takes pride of place for everyone to enjoy.