It wasn’t possible to enjoy much special time together on the river in 2020, so instead, we ran an art competition on the theme of “Winter on the Water”, to stay connected and to remember happy times.
Clients and volunteers were invited to submit entries in any medium and whilst the uptake wasn’t huge, the quality of the entries we did receive more than made up for it. We loved the creativity of the entries: a painting, a collage created from a number of paintings, a poem, photos and even a model – with a snowman!
Sherwood Grange Care Home, who submitted the winning entry, will receive a 3-hour boat cruise on the Thames Discoverer later in the year (Passenger numbers subject to government guidelines at the time). Their Forest and Cambridge floors took part with a brief to create transparent, fluid, swirling water images, in addition to Winter trees and memories of sailing boats. Together they created the collaborative collage. The ground residential floor wrote a poem to go with the artwork, enabling all floors to engage in the competition.
Runners-up Keith Knox and Terry Kemp will receive 2 free places on one of our Volunteer Cruises later in the year.
Thank you to everyone for taking part! We’re looking forward to being back on the river as soon as it is possible.