Sunshine and Serenity

Flexiform’s sister company, Asgard is known for being a manufacturer of quality metal garden sheds. That’s why an Asgard shed took a prominent position at Kirkwood Hospice’s free six-day festival, at the University of Huddersfield’s brand new Oastler Building. The shed was auctioned off to raise money for the hospice. Throughout 2017 Flexiform have been raising money for the Huddersfield based charity, by holding raffles and hosting fun games during Clerkenwell Design Week.

The shed formerly belonged to Olympic cyclist Elinor Barker.  Elinor a long time friend of Asgard agreed to get her teammates to sign plaques on the shed to make it a little special.  Also, Helen Scott another team GB rider and another long term friend of Asgard got her fellow riders in the Paralympic team to sign a few plaques as well… making it an even better price for one lucky winner.  We will let you know who wins when we find out!

The event was held in conjunction with Kirkwood’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, which are taking place throughout 2017. The Sunshine and Serenity Festival both entertained and informed visitors about the Hospice.

During the festival, there were live performances from talented local entertainers, an exhibition, and thought-provoking films on a giant screen, which showed visitors the importance of the work done by the hospice.

The theme of the event was the British summertime. Walking inside the Oastler building you could see a wonderful green world, with grass-covered seating, cake stalls, sweet shops and a giant screen.

Kirkwood Hospice Thought Provoking Films

The Sunshine and Serenity festival was a free event and open to people of all ages. The aim of the event was to educate visitors about the work that Kirkwood Hospice does.

The festival opened up to families at the weekend. There were refreshments available and some fantastic cake stalls for those that have a sweet tooth.

Kirkwood Hospice Chief Executive, Michael Crowther, believes that nothing like this has been done before in the hospice community.

“We have used the words ‘unique’ and ‘special’ when describing this event,” said Michael. “That is not just us trying to hype up the festival, we believe that this is a truly a one-of-a-kind event and a perfect way to celebrate our 30th Anniversary in our local community.

“There are so many things that we think people locally will be surprised at when they visit the Sunshine & Serenity Festival, from the impact that Kirkwood makes across Kirklees to the amazing fundraising events we hold to raise funds.

“We also want to challenge the perception that hospices are places people go in their last few days. Kirkwood is about supporting and enabling people to live the best quality of life possible. Visitors will find out that there is so much more to hospices than they thought and discover lots of exciting ways that they can get involved.”

Michael said: “The Sunshine and Serenity Festival is an exciting opportunity to reach a huge audience and show that Kirkwood Hospice is full of life!”

“We are looking forward to sharing our exciting 30th Anniversary celebrations with our supporters and individuals from across the whole of Kirklees for a truly special event. See you there!”