An Invitation to submit your photography
13 February 2017
RESIDENTS with a keen eye are being invited to submit their photographs of places and scenes around the Borough for display in the hospice.
The hospice is currently refurbishing its In-patient Unit (IPU) and once the work is complete will display framed photographs of local scenes in public areas throughout the Hospice.
Building work began on January 12th to modernise the 20-year-old IPU and is due to complete in September.
As part of the refurbishment the Hospice is employing dementia-friendly principles and wants to put pictures of Wigan and Leigh on the walls in order to stimulate reminiscence, which can be therapeutic and improve the wellbeing of people with dementia.
Dr Alan Baron, Chief Executive of the Hospice, said: "The
Hospice is central to the community of Wigan and Leigh and as such
we want to reflect that with this project. Wigan and Leigh can
boast a wide variety of landmarks, beauty spots and places rich in
history so I'm confident we'll have some fantastic entries.
"The photographs will not only finish the refurbishment of our IPU off beautifully but will spark conversations and stimulate reminiscences and memories in our patients and visitors, which is particularly beneficial to people with dementia."
Entries will divided into two categories - Under 18s and Over 18s and will be accepted until Friday, June 30th, 2017. When submitting your images, please include your full name, let us know which age category you fall into, tell us where exactly the image was taken and tell us if you are an amateur or professional photographer.
After the closing date a selection will be temporarily displayed in Wigan and Leigh Hospice where patients, visitors and staff will be able to vote for the People's Choice winner. A panel of judges will choose the other winning entries. All winning entries will be framed and displayed on the IPU and throughout the Hospice.
Photographs should be in full colour and should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure images are no bigger than 1MB. However, if your image is selected as a winner you will need to supply it as a high quality image.
A selection of the photographs submitted will also be featured in the Wigan Evening Post and Wigan Observer. Images may also be shared by the Wigan Evening Post, Wigan Observer, Leigh Observer and the Hospice on social media.
The Hospice is currently running the Counting on Care Appeal which aims to raise £50,000 towards the cost of the refurbishment. Please see www.wlh.org.uk or contact the fundraising team on 01942 525566 or email: email@example.com for further information on how to support the appeal.