One Thousand Thank Yous
Funded by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Organ Donation Committee, One Thousand Thank Yous will launch in March 2017.
Irwin Wilson who leads the Arts Steering Group at the Trust said: “One Thousand Thank Yous will be a way of recognising and thanking the organ and tissue donors and their families for their extraordinary gifts.
“As well as being an absorbing and engaging piece to be enjoyed by patients, staff and visitors in its own right, we also hope that the installation will be a continuing point of interest, raising awareness of the value of organ donation for years to come.
Transplant Nurse Leanne Fare, representing the Organ Donation Committee said: “It has been a really exciting project to be involved in - from the initial questions by us, the Organ Donation Committee, to whether it could be possible to have a piece of artwork to celebrate and commemorate patients that have given the gift of life through organ and tissue donation; to interviewing talented artists, selecting the final design and now, we are in readiness to see the final installation.
“It is so important to have this recognition for all those patients & families that have willingly thought of others and have given the gift of life. We hope that the personal messages from the 1000 recipients make this truly stunning design even more special.”
After an open call for entries, a number of artists were shortlisted with the chosen winner being George King Architects.
See the artwork being installed:
Read the first press release 04.04.16
Launch for one thousand thank yous draws closer 01.03.17
One Thousand Thank Yous opening 09.03.17
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