MEMBERS of an amateur photography society say it has been a ‘delight’ to provide the stunning images which now decorate the walls of a West Yorkshire hospice.
Leeds Photographic Society was awarded a grant of close to £1,000 by Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust to transform 12 images taken by its members into large acrylic pictures.
They are now proudly displayed the walls of the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Headingley, Leeds, and were unveiled in a special celebration day at the hospice recently.
Members of the society were invited along to see not only how their images have brightened up the facility, but are also provoking discussions and stirring memories with residents and their families.
Ian Wray, vice chairman of the society, which was formed in 1852 and is the longest established in the world, said the project had been extremely rewarding for members to play a part in.
“It was wonderful to be invited to the hospice to meet some of the residents and see our pictures now in place,” he said.
“It was a delight to be able to visit the hospice and find out how it works, and meet some of the people it cares for. It was particularly pleasing to hear how the photographs taken by our members have been appreciated.
“Our members are all amateur photographers, so to see their pictures on display at such an important facility was very rewarding for them.
“All involved have been extremely grateful to the Trust for funding this project and making it possible.”
The images were all taken in Yorkshire, and depict the county’s stunning scenery, as well as images of wildlife and flowers.
Wheatfields Hospice provides palliative care for over 2,500 people living with incurable illnesses each year in the North West, West and South of Leeds.
Established over 35 years ago, Sue Ryder not only provides specialist medical care to ease pain and discomfort, but also offers people and their families real emotional support during what can be extremely difficult times.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust has supported more than 125 community groups across Yorkshire through the awarding of small grants for the past two years. It has recently announced an increase in its annual funding pot, making £100,000 available to community projects and clubs making a positive difference.
For further details on the Trust, and to find out how to apply for funding, visit https://www.hudgellsolicitors.co.uk/the-hudgell-solicitors-trust/