VIDEO: Colour splash at St Wilfrid’s Hospice

A TRANSFORMATION of colour has taken place in a St Wilfrid’s Hospice corridor.

Patients, students, helpers and other volunteers have all spent time creating different Islamic tile-style designs to be positioned on the doors and windows of a conservatory corridor at the hospice.

Staff, artists and residents of the St Wilfrid's Hospice at the launch of their art work  Picture by Louise Adams C130708-3

Staff, artists and residents of the St Wilfrid's Hospice at the launch of their art work Picture by Louise Adams C130708-3

Alice Pullan, who volunteers at the hospice and runs art classes there, was one of the driving forces behind the scheme.

“It’s great to see it all completed and open, and I think it’s a lot more joyful for all the colour,” she said.

For the last couple of months people at the hospice have been crafting individual designs to be made into window film to decorate the windows.

There have been larger designs in the style of Indian mandalas to brighten the corridor.

Glenys Le Poidevin, day manager at the hospice, said it was lovely to see how the area had been ‘transformed’ by the artwork.

“It’s been thanks to the hard work of Alice and students from the university,” she added.

Also hospice patient Ros Brocklehurst designed a number of the tiles, and said she had been working on them for a while.

“It’s very satisfying,” she said.

“I did about six on the wards – it’s something to do and you can produce something that’s very satisfying.”

She added quite a few people had been involved with designing the tiles.

“It had to be something you could complete in a reasonable amount of time,” she added.

One of the helpers was Jess Myers, a student at the University of Chichester who volunteers at the hospice.

“It turned out so much better than I ever thought it would,” she said.

“It’s transformed it and we’ve only ever hard positive things about it.

“It’s definitely been worthwhile.”

Alice said she particularly wanted to thank the Window Film Company, 
which supplied hundreds of pounds worth of window film for the project free of charge after she contacted them.

“Very generously, they provided hundreds of pounds’ worth of window film.

“It was a fantastic gift from them,” Alice said.

Staff and patients were celebrating the success of the project in turning the corridor into a place for patients to enjoy the decorations.