Welcome to the first
Leckhampton Court Art Exhibition
This exhibition will be an exciting project for those who are taking part as well as for those who come to see the pictures. I hope you can join us to support your local hospice at Leckhampton Court whilst supporting artists from across Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties. I also hope you will find a work of art you would like to own.
The exhibition will be showing work from artists in a variety of styles, using a range of mediums including photography. There will be all sizes of works including 5 inch x 5 inch pictures on card especially created by patients, supporters, artists and local celebrities.
The Sue Ryder hospice at Leckhampton Court is the only hospice in in Gloucestershire that provides inpatient palliative care for people from across the whole county. I am so glad artists from Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties are sending in work to help to raise money for this cause.
Volunteer and Event Organiser
What happens in a hospice?
A great deal happens that is a confirmation of life: that confirms the importance of the lives of the people who use the hospice, the lives of the people who are cared for there and of their families, and the lives of those who care for them.
On a day to day basis the patients who come to the day hospice, are visited by a hospice at home nurse and those who are admitted to the inpatients’ unit are cared for by expert and dedicated clinical staff.
They will be given treatments that ease their symptoms as well as receiving care from other members of the specialist team at Leckhampton Court. Each patient is treated holistically, cared for as a whole person, with psychological and spiritual care to help meet their needs too. The staff at the hospice work alongside GPs and hospital doctors as well as other health professionals in order to meet the ongoing needs of its patients.
The environment at Leckhampton Court is a very beautiful one, a medieval manor house set in lovely grounds and with far-reaching views across the Severn valley, and it is also an environment of peace, something of great importance to those cared for in the hospice.
Each year it costs almost £3 million pounds to run Leckhampton Court and each year half of that sum needs to be raised locally through fundraising events such as this and with the help of supporters.
What does it take to
run a hospice?