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Sir Arnold unveils new Durham hospice painting
A FORMER Astronomer Royal has unveiled a new artwork at a North-East hospice.
Sir Arnold Wolfendale unveiled the painting in the dining room of the day hospice at St Cuthbert’s Hospice, in Durham.
It was painted by day patients as part of a hospice art project.
Sir Arnold lives in Durham and is involved with the hospice’s work with people with life-limiting illnesses.
Edwin Fellowes, who runs art classes at the hospice, said: “The guests in the day hospice have worked so hard on this piece.
“Many guests at the hospice are keen art lovers and it’s great to give them the chance to explore their artistic side.
“They create such meaningful and beautiful pieces of work and it’s a pleasure to see.”
Michelle Paris, lead healthcare nurse at the hospice, said: “The art project gives our guests an outlet to express and create and it’s been a blessing to many.
“I’m so pleased that the work the group has done is being recognised. I’m sure the artwork will bring a great deal of pleasure to our guests for many years to come.”