Hospital exhibition to raise funds for trafficking survivors
The Mayors of Brent and Harrow have helped The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust launch an exhibition of mosaics to raise funds for child trafficking survivors in Nepal.
Councillors Aslam Choudry and Mrinal Choudhury unveiled 105 colourful mosaics at Central Middlesex Hospital, created by artists from all over the world – Russia, Hawaii, Australia, South Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and Europe.
The exhibition in the discharge lounge of the hospital was set up by artist Karla Duterloo to raise funds for The Esther Benjamins Trust, which supports survivors of child trafficking, victimised women and deaf young people in Nepal.
Carole Flowers, Director of Nursing for the NHS Trust, said: “Art in the healing environment is now recognised as a major factor influencing patient wellbeing and improved experience for patients, service users and staff alike. I am delighted that works of such beauty can raise funds for the exceptional work that this charity does. It is an honour for us to host this exhibition and I hope our patients enjoy it.”
Artists who submitted mosaics for the project made donations to The Esther Benjamins Trust, as did their friends and families. Their work also features in a book about the project.
For more information about the project, visit http://ebtrust.org.uk/news/mosaicforgood.html