An update on the Hearts for Doncaster sculpture

To date we have raised £12,556 and have sold 570 hearts for the sculpture – an incredible achievement.

The funds raised will be directly reinvested into patient care and services within our local hospitals, and, again, we want to take this opportunity to share our thanks for your kind support. There are still many hearts which require sponsoring and dedication, but we hope that over time each will be adorned with a loving message and tribute.

As we head towards the summer months, we wanted to get in touch with everyone to provide an update on our progress, as well as outline a brief timeline for progression with this project, as we are as keen to see it come to fruition as you are.

Due to several factors, it has taken us longer than we had initially planned for the sculpture to be placed within community and for this we want to apologise for the delay.

As you will understand, it is incredibly important to find a location where the sculpture will be safe and secure, as well as easily accessible for our supporters to go and sit for a while enjoying the piece.

We are now delighted to say that, working closely with Doncaster Council, we have secured the perfect location, however you will have to wait just a little bit longer until we can officially reveal where this is going to be, as we finalise the appropriate details. What we can say however is that it will be within a central and accessible location in Doncaster.
When we can reveal the location and the grand opening date (which we hope will be in the next few months), we will have a special event opening the accompanying garden where it is going to be placed.

An artist impression of the memorial.

A similar project has been undertaken elsewhere in the country, and below you can see what the completed sculpture will look like, minus the attached hearts which will give it its memorable colours and distinctive presence.

If you do have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing: dbth.charity@nhs.net and if you have friends, family or loved ones who wish to sponsor a heart, they can do so by heading to: https://dbthcharity.co.uk/hearts-for-doncaster/

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