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Festive lights for York’s cancer care centre

York Hospital’s cancer care centre garden is hosting a festive illuminated display thanks to the handiwork of patients and visitors.

The centre provides a ‘creative corner’ every week where people waiting for appointments can come and join in an arts or craft project. With the help of the hospital’s artist in residence, Anne Hutchison, patients and visitors created a reindeer and penguin using wire, lights and sparkly decorations.

Anne said: "What began as a distraction for people while they were waiting for appointments has blossomed into a rather impressive display. It became quite a talking point when people came into the centre and at least ten patients took part in creating it. The display provides a special welcome for visitors to the centre and has been made with love and a lot of bling!"

The cancer care centre garden was specially designed to create a beautiful and tranquil space where people can find peace and fresh air and was funded by donations. It was designed to a specific brief to make sure it was suitable for people when they have cancer.

23 December 2014

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