J&P Participate in the Rotary Bromley Giraffe Trail

St Christopher’s Hospice has been busy decorating and transforming a 5ft tall papier mache giraffe ahead of the Rotary Giraffe Trail in Bromley, starting this Saturday.

The giraffe has been proudly christened Abigail by Judge and Priestley, long term supporters of St Christopher’s and sponsors of the project.

Abigail’s brightly coloured design is based on the 1967 Roy Lichtenstein ‘MODERN TAPESTRY I’; in order to commemorate the year St Christopher’s opened.

Marcelo Camus, who works in the Arts Team at St Christopher’s, said:

“We wanted to drape the giraffe in a beautiful modernist masterpiece to celebrate the year our hospice, and the modern hospice movement was founded.”

“Patients working on the giraffe have been thinking about the era of late 60s and sharing stories and anecdotes while painting. Patients, our evening art social club, our Young Adults Group and families and friends have played their part in making Abigail look amazing.”

Nita Newsome, Marketing Manager at the law firm said:

“We are proud to support the Rotary Bromley Giraffe trail; it is a fabulous way to raise money for our supported charity St Christopher’s Hospice.  We wanted to get St Christopher’s involved as much as possible and so it made sense for their patients to decorate Abigail, art and painting can be quite therapeutic.

“The name Abigail was chosen after a firm-wide vote and we are looking forward to raising even more money when she is auctioned at the end of the trail.  I would like to thank all those involved in the decorating.”

Abigail will be on display as part of the giraffe parade at intu Bromley from 09.30am on 22 October. She will then be shown off in the offices of Judge & Priestly until 30 October before being auctioned, with all proceeds going to St Christopher’s.

For further information please contact Nita Newsome on nnewsome@judge-priestley.co.uk or call 0208 290 7425.


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