Meadowhall has unveiled a new piece of art to support its charity of the year, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
As part of the successful 25th Anniversary Hearts, that helped mark the shopping centre’s milestone birthday last year, Meadowhall has now had another heart made.
This will be the 13th heart in the collection, and the 5ft 3D heart - with a brand new design, in the style of a giant money collection box - will celebrate their nominated charity of the year.
The heart will be situated inside Meadowhall so that shoppers can show their support by giving generously to the Sheffield-based children’s hospice. The new-look heart is currently based outside the Fat Face store, where thousands of shoppers pass by every day. The overall design features photographs of Bluebell Wood children and was created with the help of professional artist Jodie Silverman.
Centre Director Darren Pearce said: “I think this is a wonderful legacy from the 25th anniversary celebrations where we had an opportunity to add another new heart to our original collection. And knowing that this one can help us to continue to raise funds for Bluebell Wood for the duration of our two year partnership, makes it even more special.”
Claire Rintoul, chief executive of Bluebell Wood, added: “I love this heart because it is inspired by the children at Bluebell Wood, who motivate and inspire us in our work every single day. It was a fantastic idea to theme it in the style of a money collection box and it’s certainly eye-catching. We hope that everyone who sees this amazing piece of art will be moved to make a donation, however small. Every penny received makes a huge difference to the families we support.”