12 December 2018
‘Welcome Home’ – Giant snail brings joy to Maycroft Manor Care Home residents
Maycroft Manor, our care home in Brighton. recently welcomed home a giant snail sculpture after purchasing it at the Snailspace charity auction.
Maycroft Manor bought the snail, named ‘Welcome Home’ for £3,200 at the recent auction held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.
The auction, held on Monday 3rd December raised over £230,000 for Martlets, a local charity which supports those living with terminal illness to live life to the full.
Previous to the auction, the works of art were displayed on the streets of Brighton and Hove and highlighted the cities historical landmarks and architecture.
The snail, which stands at 150cm, was amongst 50 other giant gastropods up for grabs and was designed by Artist Annalees Lim.
The snail symbolises that a ‘mobile home’ can be created anywhere you go and is strengthened by the love and support of the communities that surround you.
Customer Relationship Manager at Maycroft Manor Care Home, Anne-Marie Maynard said: “We are so happy to have purchased this wonderful sculpture that will sit proudly in our care home.
“We wanted to support those at Martlets Hospice because it is a cause close to each of our hearts and the snail stands for everything we believe in here at Maycroft Manor Care Home.
“We have placed the gastropod near our café area, which is the hub of our care home, so as many people as possible get to see this beautiful piece of art!”
Resident at the home, Daniel Rahilly, 85, said: “I recently moved into Maycroft Manor following a two week stay at the Martlets Hospice. I was amazed with the care, kindness and support I received while I was there. I am now living here with my wife where the support and kindness continues.
“I think the snail is a fantastic addition to Maycroft Manor and I think it is such a worthy cause that they have chosen to support.”
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