Bolton Hospice has represented the borough in a wide-ranging art exhibition taking place across the region.

This came when the Queens Park Road hospice welcomed renowned artist Ghislaine Howard to its wellbeing hub to host her latest exhibition, “The Human Touch".

She visited the wellbeing hub regularly over the past few months to sketch different aspects of life their as part of her 10 Boroughs / 10 Paintings project.

Wellbeing hub service lead Jacqui White said: “It was a pleasure to have Ghislaine visit and capture the vibrant, welcoming atmosphere of the wellbeing hub through her sketches.

"The hub is dedicated to providing support, specialist symptom management, and advice to local residents living with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones.”

The Bolton News: The public were invited to see the art works for themselvesThe public were invited to see the art works for themselves (Image: Henry Lisowski)

People from the community all over Bolton were invited to see the exhibition for themselves, which also gave them the chance to find out more about what the wellbeing hub has to offer.

This includes drop-in services for people living with life-limiting illnesses including symptom management advice, legal and benefits clinics and outpatient consultations.

The Bolton News: The exhibition is inspired by Bolton HospiceThe exhibition is inspired by Bolton Hospice (Image: Henry Lisowski)

It also complementary therapies like yoga.

Ms White and her colleagues said that they were proud to showcase the hospice and its services to the community in this way.

This has become all the more important after the hospice revealed last year that it was facing an unprecedented deficit in its funding and needed extra support to avoid cutting beds.

The Bolton News: Ms Howard had a range of art works on displayMs Howard had a range of art works on display (Image: Henry Lisowski)

The crisis provoked an outpouring of generosity from the public but managers have warned that the funding model from the government will need to change to truly secure the hospice’s future.

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Ms Howard’s project is just one way of raising the hospice’s profile and spreading awareness about the work it does across the community.

She had decided to include the hospice in her work because she hopes to concentrate on more than just central Manchester and include the city region’s other towns as well.

Ms Howard will do this by working with a different organisation, like the hospice, in each Greater Manchester borough.

The complete project will showcase life in each of the 10 boroughs and highlight the kinds of issues faced by their populations.