Woman smiling by Treetops Ram

The artist behind the design for our Ram at this summer’s Derby Ram Trail says she feels privileged that her artwork is “sparking conversations about bereavement and hope” among visitors.

Duffield-based artist Lynne Hollingsworth, named our Ram ‘Memories Fade but Warmth Remains’, decorating it with flowers and butterflies, which she says symbolises renewal and the life cycle.
According to Lynne, our Ram, which is located outside Derby Bus Station, has received an overwhelming response, having already been visited by hundreds of people.
Woman sitting next to Treetops Ram

Helping visitors open up

“The Treetops Ram is more than just a painted sculpture. My design has strong motifs and messages surrounding bereavement and hope, and people seem to really get it. It's helping visitors to open up and have the conversations that they would usually find difficult."

Treetops has touched a lot of people. I was delighted and honoured to have my design chosen by them; I could not have wished for a better match.

Our Acting Chief Executive, Phil Shreeve, says she is extremely pleased with the response the Ram has received so far.

Fantastic design

"Our Ram really represents so much of what Treetops stands for. I hope that visitors really do benefit from its fantastic design and helps them to talk more openly about bereavement, while giving them hope, something that we all need, especially following the past 18 months.”
Nurse standing next to Treetops Ram
Hospice at Home nurse, Sue Kinnear, with our Ram