The Ipswich Hospital Charity launched its ambitious Blossom Appeal in October 2017, with the aim of raising £2.5m to build a new dedicated breast cancer care centre at Ipswich Hospital. The appeal has so far raised just over £100,000.
A new 'Blossometer' in the form of a blossom tree decal was installed last week on the wall of the main Outpatients entrance at Ipswich Hospital, and will serve henceforward as a life-affirming visual record of the total sum raised to date. Every blossom represents an amount donated to the appeal. The tree silhouette was jointly designed by Ipswich artist Lois Cordelia and Matt Denton of Signs Express Ipswich.
Lois's mother Erika received successful treatment for breast cancer at Ipswich Hospital 18 years ago, and so it felt particularly meaningful for Lois to contribute a tree silhouette to help support the new breast centre project.
For more information, please visit the Blossom Appeal website. To donate, please click here.
Above: Lois Cordelia beside the new Blossometer, May 2018. Photo credit: Angela, used with kind permission.