Exclusive print donated to the Memory Walk at the West Suffolk Hospital
The generosity of James Sheen, who runs and operates the We Love Bury St Edmunds! Facebook site, has been revealed on the walls of the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.
For he has donated an exclusive print which is now within the corridors of the Memory Walk at the hospital.
It was handed over following his Night 2 Remember 2 event held at Great Welnetham and now hangs proudly on the wall.
It is entitled “Build For Britain” and captures an image of the 1950s with the sugar beet factory, the water tower, a truck running through the town and teddy boys out having a good time.
The Memory Walk was set up thanks to the funds raised through the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign which was launched by the My WiSH Charity in March 2014 to raise funds and awareness for patients with dementia at the West Suffolk Hospital as well as to provide support for family members and carers.
The appeal set out to raise £25,000 to fund the walk inside the hospital as well as further enhancing the care and support offered by the dementia team but managed to raise over £100,000
Alongside the money raised, a big aim of the campaign, which was supported by the East Anglian Daily Times and Mercury Series, was to raise awareness of dementia as well as challenge and change perceptions.
James said the print was designed by Bury artist Joshua Rosewarne and was gifted to the hospital as a thank you for their support for We Love Bury St Edmunds!
“And it kind of gives a nod to the 1950s and I wanted to make it a donation to the hospital,” he added.
People can still donate to the charity via the Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/forgetmenotcampaign or to find out more about supporting the appeal contact the My WiSH Charity fundraising team on 01284 712952