To date we have raised £12,556 and sold 570 hearts for the sculpture – an incredible achievement.
Funds raised will go directly back 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 that require sponsorship and dedication, but we hope that over time each one will be adorned with a message of love and a tribute.
As we head into the summer months, we wanted to reach out to everyone to provide an update on our progress, as well as outlining a brief timeline for progress with this project, as we are also keen to see it come to fruition as you are.
Due to several factors, it took longer than expected for the sculpture to be placed within the community and for that we would like to apologize for the delay.
As you will understand, it is extremely important to find a place where the sculpture will be safe and secure, as well as easily accessible for our supporters to go and sit down for a while to enjoy the piece.
We’re now delighted to say that by working closely with Doncaster Council we’ve secured the perfect location, but you’ll have to wait a bit longer until we can officially reveal where it will be, as we let’s finalize the appropriate details. . What we can say though is that it will be in a central and accessible location in Doncaster.
When we can reveal the location and opening date (which we hope will be in the next few months), we will host a special event to open the companion garden where it will be placed.
A similar project has been undertaken elsewhere in the country, and you can see what the completed sculpture will look like below, minus the attached hearts that will give it its memorable colors and distinctive presence.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email: [email protected] and if you have friends, family or loved ones who would like to sponsor a heart they can do so by going to: https://dbthcharity.co.uk/hearts-for-doncaster/