Sculpture honouring organ donors arrives at NNUH
On Monday 7th July 2014 a specially commissioned sculpture, which aims to honour and remember every patient who has saved and transformed the lives of others through organ donation, will be delivered to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
The sculpture made of York stone weighs approximately 3.4 tonnes and has wording carved into one side of it, with a seat carved out of the other side. The words carved into the stone are There are those who have little and give it all. Those are the believers in life and the miracle of life. The sculpture will be positioned on a central grass area in front of the hospital plaza, in front of the out-patients department entrances.
The sculpture was designed and made by Teucer Wilson, commissioned by the Hospital Arts Project and funded by the Organ Donation Committee. The stone will be officially unveiled at a special ceremony in September.
Anna Dugdale, Chief Executive of NNUH, said: We are delighted to have been given this lovely sculpture which celebrates both those who have given organs and those who have received organs and whose lives have been transformed as a result.
The delivery coincides with the start of National Transplant Week which aims to raise awareness of organ donation. This year NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging people to not only sign up to be a donor, but to share these wishes with relatives. They are promoting this through their spell it out campaign.
The sculpture will be delivered by lorry and moved into position by crane at 5am on Monday morning to limit disruption to traffic.
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For more information about Teucer Wilson visit http://www.teucerwilson.co.uk/home/