DOUGLAS MACMILLAN HOSPICE – Expressions of Care Project


A bright and cheerful display of artwork from local schools can now be viewed in the Cafe and Cruso room.  The array of creative collages represent a selection of schools’ work from the 2016 ‘Expressions of Care art project’, run by Douglas Macmillan Hospice.


The first prize winner in this year’s competition is a large 3D sunflower created by students of St Edward’s CE (C) First School.  Their submission shows a sunflower, representing the DMH mascot, and butterflies as symbols of the peace and tranquility provided by the hospice.

Beresford Memorial First School, also in Leek, were winners in the ‘flowers design’ section.  Their design also includes the sunflower logo, this time made with recycled plastic pop bottles.

Jonathan Mathers, the fund-raising co-ordinator for Dougie Mac, describes how the charity goes into schools to talk to the children about the purpose of hospices.  Each school is then given a 1m square blank canvas on which to express their understanding of hospice care.