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Exhibition shows off artistic flair of St Clare Hospice patients

A group of St Clare Day Therapy patients, their families and staff at the exhibition
A group of St Clare Day Therapy patients, their families and staff at the exhibition

More than 100 visitors attended an exhibition showcasing works of art by St Clare Hospice patients during its week-long run at the Gibberd Gallery in Harlow.

The exhibition, staged by the Hastingwood-based charity, featured the paintings, sculptures and art pieces created by St Clare’s Day Therapy patients at hospice’s creative and therapeutic sessions. These are offered free of charge to local people who are living with a life-limiting or terminal illness.

Jennifer Steadman was one of the patients whose artwork was featured in St Clare’s pop-up gallery. “It is so exciting to see my work on display in the exhibition – for the whole world to see,” she exclaimed. “I have found the creative sessions at St Clare so helpful. In the creative sessions you literally forget why you are at the Hospice. You just know that you are having fun, and getting messy with the paints!

“For those two hours you just completely forget everything else. I may not be able to make a masterpiece – but I thoroughly enjoy making it – and I certainly never expected my work to be on display in a gallery! I am so pleased that so many people came along to see our work and find out what a difference St Clare’s Day Therapy team makes to people’s lives.”

If you would like more information about St Clare’s Day Therapy services, call 01279 773768 or visit stclarehospice.org.uk

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