Hospice patients craft a cuppa with a difference

Wednesday, 15 March 2017
To celebrate the creativity of patients at The Prince of Wales Hospice, a special event was held to unveil a giant mosaic teapot at the Hospice’s cafe, The Caring Kitchen.

Day Therapy patients worked on the piece over a six month period in 2016/2017. Its intricate detail is made up of cut tiles, glass beads and broken jewellery, mosaiced onto a giant cut out tea pot.

Situated alongside the mosaic is a plaque acknowledging the achievement of the patients who worked on the piece, along with an in-memory dedication to two patients who sadly died before the piece was finished.
Patients who worked on the mosaic, along with their families and carers were invited to have the first glimpse of the finished artwork, followed by tea and cake at its official unveiling on Monday 13 March. The event was also attended by Cllr Steve Vickers, Mayor of Featherstone, who commended the achievement of all involved in the project.   
The artwork was facilitated by Joanne Lister, Day Therapy Activities Co-ordinator at the Hospice. At the event she said; “I hope our patients are as proud of the mosaic as I am. It has been a very inclusive piece of art and people with different limitations have been able to still take part. Sadly since starting the project two of the patients involved have died - I am really sorry that Angela and Sue are not here to see the finished piece, but I know they really enjoyed working on it.”
Day Therapy at The Prince of Wales Hospice is a service for people with a life-limiting illness who continue to live at home but who could benefit from support. It gives people the chance to meet others in a similar situation, gaining social support from each other. Patients also have the opportunity to get involved in a huge range of creative and therapeutic activities.
Day Therapy patient, Pamela Warsop, attended the event to see the finished artwork, she said; “It was lovely to work on the mosaic with my daughter. When we see the piece, we know exactly which bit we worked on together.”


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