The show was put together as a collaboration between young artists collective Eyes Wide Open and the charity Help the Hospices and is supported by the Lottery Heritage Fund. Eyes Wide Open focus on the development of artistic skills around social issues. The team runs regular workshops and aims to foster an awareness of the benefits of cultural diversity and service.
This exhibition explores personal stories and the history of hospice volunteering in the UK, as well as how the role has developed. Today, more than 125,000 volunteers give their free time to support patients in hospices throughout the UK, making a contribution estimated to be more than £112m. Demand for hospice care is expected to increase significantly in the next 10-15 years, driven largely by the UK’s ageing population.
The Baytree Centre is also running a photography workshop for girls in the mornings and from 1pm to 3pm. No booking necessary.
The exhibition will be running until Sunday 16th March. Please note that the exhibition and workshop is for women only.