Welwyn Garden City patients hide artistic rocks around town

PUBLISHED: 13:12 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:12 06 August 2018

Isabel Hospice Welwyn Garden City patients have painted and hid 20 rocks in the town. Picture: Supplied.

Isabel Hospice Welwyn Garden City patients have painted and hid 20 rocks in the town. Picture: Supplied.

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Patients at a Welwyn Garden City hospice have painted rocks and hid them around the town in a bid to raise money.

Isabel Hospice Welwyn Garden City patients have painted and hid 20 rocks in the town. Picture: Supplied.Isabel Hospice Welwyn Garden City patients have painted and hid 20 rocks in the town. Picture: Supplied.

The patients who visit Isabel Hospice’s Living Well Hub in Hall Grove, painted the selection of rocks as part of their art therapy, and now all 20 have been hidden for people to find.

The #Rocks craze has been sweeping the country and taking over social media.

Isabel Hospice are happy for finders to keep their rock or to hide it somewhere new in the town.

Laura Pigott, community fundraiser for Isabel Hospice said “As the summer holidays are here, we challenge Welwyn Garden City residents to go out and about to find #Isabelrocks.”

Isabel Hospice Welwyn Garden City patients have painted and hid 20 rocks in the town. Picture: Supplied.Isabel Hospice Welwyn Garden City patients have painted and hid 20 rocks in the town. Picture: Supplied.

Deborah Howgarth, the Isabel Hospice art therapist, said: “The aim of art therapy support at Isabel Hospice is to offer psychological support through creativity and talking to patients and their families both pre-bereaved and bereaved.

“Art therapy is not about artistic ability as we encourage an experimental approach to creativity.

“Many people say I can’t draw, but we say “try something new and see what happens’.”

Laura added: “It has been wonderful to see our patients over the weeks coming up with designs and carefully painting their individual rocks, enjoying themselves in such a creative way.”

If you have been lucky enough to find a rock and you are thinking, well what do I do now? The hospice encourage you to visit its #Isabelrocks Facebook group.

Share a photo and tell them where you found your rock.

To donate to the hospice visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/isabelhospice/isabelrocks

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