A fabulous sculpture has been installed at a popular children’s hospice – thanks to help from Merseyside Galvanizing.
Metal work depicting a colourful garden was created to form a unique centrepiece at Hope House, in Oswestry, Shropshire.
And artists behind the project, named the ‘No Harm Garden’, called on the experts to ensure it will stand the test of time.
Giovanni Jacovelli, who designed and created the sculpture alongside renowned Australian artist Bob Haberfield, said: “We were asked by the hospice to produce a piece of work that would brighten up the entrance to the building.
“We came up with the idea of a meadow or garden scene and wanted the main structure and base to be galvanised so it will look good for a long time.
“Merseyside Galvanizing had done a great job with several of our previous projects, so they were the obvious choice. They collected and delivered the work for us and offered a great discount too.”
The sculpture took around six months to complete and was galvanised and installed in time for a special fund-raising event.
Richard Smetham, Sales Manager at Merseyside Galvanizing, said: “We’d done some previous work for Giovanni and when he came to us with this project, we were only too happy to help out.
“There were one or two issues with the base of the sculptures due to the design, but it was all sorted in the end and we’re all really happy with the finished article.
“The work is right in front of the main hospice building and I’m sure it will become an attraction for anyone visiting the area.”
Hope House provides care to terminally ill children and young people along with support to their families from the time of diagnosis into bereavement.
Andrew Goldsmith, chief executive of Hope House, said: “Most of the children we care for spend much of their life in hospital and we endeavour to make the hospice a home from home.
“That means making the hospice bright, light and a place of fun and laughter, helping children and families make the most of every precious moment.
“The 'No Harm Garden' has immediately brightened up the entrance to the hospice, making it more welcoming and bringing a sense of vibrancy and fun for children and parents alike, helping to bring a smile at some of the most difficult times.
“Feedback from children, visitors and staff has been hugely positive.”
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