Hand-made cathedral donated to hospice

23rd November 2017

A talented hospice supporter has donated a hand-made version of Worcester Cathedral to help raise money for charity.

Ros Morris, whose uncle Phil Day was cared for at St Richard’s Hospice, spent months carefully crafting the model using a technique similar to cross stitch.

Basing her design on photographs of the historic structure, she weaved into a material called plastic canvas before assembling the pieces into a 3D building.

The hand-made Worcester Cathedral“It was done to raise money for the hospice which cared for my uncle,” said Mrs Morris, who is aged 58 and from Andover, in Hampshire.

“It is just something different, there aren’t any others like it as far as I know. St Richard’s is a good cause. I hope it raises a good amount.”

Mr Day, who lived in Pershore, was cared for at St Richard’s Hospice and died in May 2017.

His wife, Carolyn Day and daughter Samantha Andrews, brought the model to the hospice in October.

Mrs Day said: “We feel that the model is so beautiful – it would be so lovely if the hospice could use it for fundraising.”

Charlie Homer, hospice Fundraiser, said: “We were thrilled to receive this fantastic donation. The skill which has gone into creating the beautiful model cathedral is absolutely incredible.

“We plan to raffle the cathedral to raise money for our specialist care at a future fundraising event.”

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