Visitors to this summer’s Derby Ram Trail will be able to enjoy a unique Ram sponsored by Treetops Hospice Care, the city’s local hospice.

The charity has sponsored one of the thirty larger-than-life Ram sculptures that will be located around Derby city centre this summer (19 June – 28 August), predicted to draw thousands of visitors to the area as well as engage local residents of all ages.

Each Ram is designed and decorated by a different artist. Treetops has chosen a design by award-winning local artist and designer Lynne Hollingsworth from Duffield, who will begin painting the sculpture at the Treetops site in Risley in the coming weeks.

Thrilled to be a sponsor

The Treetops Ram will help to raise the profile of the hospice and its services, as Treetops Chief Executive Julie Heath explains:

“We’re really thrilled to be a sponsor for one of the Derby Rams and will be excited to see the response from people when they visit it on the Trail.

“We have lots of exciting events planned around the Treetops Ram through which we can engage and promote the hospice within the local community, support a great initiative for Derby and also fundraise for the charity.

Planning some Ram-themed sessions for our patients and their families

“We are also planning some Ram-themed sessions for our patients and their families, and want to use the Ram as a way to recognise and thank our volunteers, staff and supporters.

“The Derby Ram Trail will be a brilliant way for people to have fun, visit the city centre, and find out more about the different sponsors.”

Treetops Hospice Care provides emotional support and nursing care for adults with life limiting conditions, those who’ve been bereaved, and their families. Services include Support and Information, Wellbeing Space, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.

The Derby Ram Trail is a free art sculpture trail organised by Derby Museums, together with Wild in Art and the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District.