Saturday, July 23, 2016

The 8ft sculpture paying tribute to organ donors who have given the gift of life

BOURNEMOUTH DAILY ECHO |Tara Russell
A new statue is unveiled outside Poole Hospital which marks the contribution to patient care made by organ donors and their families..
A SCULPTURE has been unveiled to pay tribute to people who have given the gift of life through organ donation.

The 8ft Portland stone creation celebrating the role of donors and their families in helping patients in need was opened in the gardens of Poole Hospital.

A poem written by children from Lytchett Minster School is inscribed on one face while a butterfly, oak leaf and open hand motifs symbolise new life, growth and giving.

The artwork was the brainchild of Dr Spike Briggs, consultant intensivist and the hospital's organ donation lead. Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust were commissioned by the Trust's organ donation committee to supply the sculpture, which was paid for by charitable funds. It part of a national initiative aimed at recognising the contribution made by donors and their families as well as raising the profile of organ donation. Continue reading 
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