Join us in celebration of 70 years of local hospice care on Friday 10th February!

Two local hospices will be coming together to celebrate seventy years of hospice care in the local community with an Art Exhibition and Auction, to be held at Moor Park Golf Club on Friday 10th February, 10.00am to 7.00pm.

Michael Sobell Hospice, Northwood, which opened its doors on February 14th (Valentine’s Day), 1977, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary year, and St Luke’s Hospice, Kenton, which opened in July 1987 will be celebrating its 30th anniversary.

The exhibition to be held in The Orangery at the prestigious Golf Club will be free to enter to the general public, with the venue transforming into an impressive art gallery for the day. There will be a collection of contemporary and traditional artwork on display by talented local artists, including work provided by patients, staff and volunteers from both hospices. All the artwork has been donated by participating artists and will be available to buy during the one-day exhibition via a silent auction bid. Proceeds from the auction will be split between the two hospices.

Karen Shardlow, event organiser from Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC), said: “We are very grateful to Moor Park Golf Club for providing this beautiful setting to help kick off our special anniversary celebrations. This exhibition is a great opportunity for people to visit the building, which is not usually open to the general public, and to be treated to some inspirational artwork by the artists taking part. We are delighted to be able to show off their work whilst raising money for two very important local causes, which have contributed to seventy years of hospice care in the local community.”

Pam Russell, Director of Fundraising and Community Relations at St Luke’s Hospice said: “We are delighted to be working with Michael Sobell Hospice on this project, and we are very grateful to local artists who have donated a fantastic range of works. Items on display include paintings by internationally renowned artists, sculpture, ceramics and silverware. Whatever your taste and budget, you are sure to find something to suit you.”