Get arty with The Big Draw at Gloucestershire hospice

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is opening the doors to its purpose-built art room on Saturday 13th October, inviting people into the hospice to try their hand at drawing.

Teaming up with students from the Illustration Degree at the University of Gloucestershire, the hospice is putting on this special one off drop in event in its Day Hospice Building at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court, Church Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham between 10am and 1pm.

Image of Leckhampton Hospice art room

Anyone who would like to have fun picking up a pen or pencil and drawing together is invited to come along for a morning of community drawing.

Emily Bainbridge, Creative Arts Coordinator at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice said, “We would love people to come along and ‘give it a go’ – it is great fun drawing together - looking at things close up, letting your imagination run riot and encouraging a sense of playfulness.”

“Our patients really enjoy spending time in our bright and airy art room. Art and creative activities are one of the services we offer here and is something that is proven by numerous studies to increase feelings of wellbeing.”

The drop in drawing session takes place during Hospice Care Week 2018, which runs from 8th to 14th October, raising awareness of hospice care and services. The event also marks the hospice’s celebration of The Big Draw, an international month long festival of events encouraging people to take up a pen or pencil and draw.

Emily added, “We thought what better way to showcase some of the services we offer during Hospice Care Week, and celebrate The Big Draw at the same time, than by putting on a special community drawing drop right here in at the hospice.”

“We’re thrilled to have students from the University of Gloucestershire Illustration Degree course joining us to lead the drawing. There will also be chance to enjoy tea and cake in our stunning hospice grounds.” 

The event is free of charge but tea, coffee and cakes are being provided by hospice volunteers in return for a donation to help raise vital funds for its expert and compassionate care offered at the hospice.

The Big Draw at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is a drop in session between 10am and 1pm. There is no need to book.

About Leckhampton Court Hospice

The hospice is the only palliative care inpatient unit in Gloucestershire and provides expert palliative care and support for people who are living with a life-limiting condition, as well as supporting their families.