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Electricity workers’ sneak preview of HeART for hospice

Electricity workers were given an exclusive sneak preview of artwork that will feature on St Catherine’s Hospice HeART to Heart trail this summer.

From Press releases - 20 March 2019 12:00 AM

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UK Power Networks, which employs 460 staff in Crawley, has sponsored the ‘Hearts of Gold’ piece by Horley artist, Catherine Spear. This will take pride of place on the trail in Crawley Memorial Gardens from July 4 before being auctioned for the hospice.

All the artworks are being kept under wraps until the trail is launched, but staff at UK Power Networks’ were treated to a one-day exhibition of the heart, in the reception of their offices on Hazelwick Avenue, Crawley yesterday.

The heart is covered in multi-coloured silhouettes with golden hearts highlighting the individuality, diversity and equality of humanity, which reflects UK Power Networks values, all sharing in common feelings and emotions. The hearts of gold represent the care given by the team at the hospice.

Mel Oakley, community matters champion at UK Power Networks, said: “We love the heart, it is absolutely beautiful and a very visual way to raise awareness of a local charity which is close to all our hearts. It symbolises all the loved ones the hospice embraces in its loving care, reflecting the extended family and friends encompassed by that loving feeling you get when you visit the hospice.

“So many of our staff have had friends and relatives cared for by the hospice and I think that is why our employees are so supportive. People can relate to what this charity does in our community and I cannot wait to see our Heart of Gold take its place on the HeART to Heart trail this summer.”

Suzanne Davis, Corporate Fundraiser at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “HeART to Heart is a fun, free and engaging art trail coming to West Sussex and East Surrey this year. This exciting new event will give our local community the chance to follow a trail of hearts across the areas where we care for people, with each heart individually and uniquely designed by a local artist. We’re thrilled to have the support of UK Power Networks as part of our trail.”