Competition winners put colour on hospice walls

Jason Connolly with his photographs which are on display at Trinity Hospice as part of its revamp.

Jason Connolly with his photographs which are on display at Trinity Hospice as part of its revamp.

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The walls at Trinity Hospice are as bright as their new surroundings, thanks to the entrants of a photograph competition.

Trinity Hospice, through The Gazette, asked keen photographers to submit their snaps of local scenes for the contest, with the winning photos being selected to help decorate the new look hospice.

George Gordon with his photograph which he submitted into the Trinity and Gazette competition.

George Gordon with his photograph which he submitted into the Trinity and Gazette competition.

And the results are in.

In total, five images have been put on canvass and are on display around the facility, on Low Moor Road, Bispham.

They were unveiled during an open day to celebrate the hospice’s new look following a £500,000 refurbishment – of which £200,000 was raised through The Gazette’s Hospice Heroes campaign.

The photographs are:

Liliam Marshall with her photograph which she submitted into the Trinity and Gazette competition.

Liliam Marshall with her photograph which she submitted into the Trinity and Gazette competition.

l Three of a Kind by Lilian Marshall. It was voted the winner unanimously by judges and will be displayed in the new blue corridor.

l Central Pier at Dusk by Lilian Marshall. Lilian’s other photograph was also named winner. It will be placed at the entrance to the Day Therapy Unit.

l Fleetwood Lighthouse by George Gordon. The picture was chosen as an additional winner and will be displayed in the overnight room.

l Staining Windmill by Ray Wilson. Another additional winner, it will be placed in the other overnight room.

Ray Wilson with his photograph which he submitted into the Trinity and Gazette competition.

Ray Wilson with his photograph which he submitted into the Trinity and Gazette competition.

l Santa Dash by Sam Oxley. The photo has been chosen for the new occasional room on the inpatient unit.

Bosses at Trinity announced the competition in February.

They were after photographs to complement the images already on canvass to enhance the healing environment at Trinity. Many of them were taken by local photographer Jason Connolly, who helped select the winners of the competition.

Facilities manager Simon Hellawell said: “It was very important to us at Trinity that we were able to involve the community we serve in our refurbishment, and let it have some input into the way the hospice was to look – we felt that running a community competition was a great way to do that.”

Sam Oxley with his photograph which he submitted into the Trinity and Gazette competition.

Sam Oxley with his photograph which he submitted into the Trinity and Gazette competition.

All photos were judged by a panel which included Simon, the hospice’s clinical director Julie Huttley and Gazette photographer Dan Martino.

The panel looked at what fitted in with the new environment at Trinity and the other images and themes already being used.

Simon said: “The judging panel shortlisted eight images from what was a fantastic range of entries, and then undertook the difficult process of narrowing them down to the two winning images for the inpatient corridors.

“The panel was delighted to also be able to select three additional winning images from the rich selection available that were perfect for Trinity’s overnight rooms and new occasional room.”

Julie added: “Many thanks to all those who entered the competition, supporting the work at Trinity.

“It was great to be able to involve the local community in this way.”