Herd of sheep donated to hospital garden

22 July, 2020 10:07 am

Keighley College has donated two fibreglass sheep, created by students, to Airedale Hospital for its theatres department memorial garden.

Originally created at the college’s former Arts Factory, the sheep were part of a community project which saw many students paint colourful sheep. Sponsored by local organisations, the sheep were distributed across the town.

Following on from a request on Airedale Hospital’s Facebook for garden items, the college donated the two sheep.

Claire-Louise Tilley, Clinical Theatre Manager at Airedale Hospital, said: “We recently created the theatres department courtyard garden to pay tribute to those we sadly lost due to Covid-19. It’s been a challenging few months for our staff, who’ve worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, giving high quality care to our patients. The quiet space allows staff to take a peaceful break and focus on their own wellbeing.

“We loved welcoming the sheep into our garden! It was a really touching gesture from the college and we’re grateful to have them – they really brighten up the garden and bring a lot of fun and happiness to everyone here. It’s fantastic to see local organisations donating lovely items for the garden and we hope people will get chance to see the garden at one of our theatres open days.”