It was a great privilege when local artist , Bruce Munro , created a stunning , large-scale light installation last year for Dorothy House .
The display is named Putuwa ; it ’ s an aboriginal concept meaning , “ to warm one ’ s hands over a fire and then take the hand of another person ”. This beautiful expression of compassion and love has been poured into the Firefly lights that softly illuminate the woodland at Dorothy House , Winsley .
Last summer , we invited you to sponsor a Firefly as a special celebration of a loved one . Sponsors had their own unique , tranquil place to visit for one year , dedicated to the memory of someone they hold close to their heart . Overwhelming support soared in and Firefly Sponsors helped to raise over £ 25,000 - thank you !
“ I sponsored a Firefly in memory of my son Paul , who passed away at Winsley . We came to Dorothy House to see the Fireflies and it was so lovely - I can ’ t tell you how touched I was to see the woods all lit up . It was magical and so serene ; I loved it , we all did . I will definitely do it again this year .” Gaynor
Soon our 2022 Firefly Appeal will launch and you too will have the chance to sponsor a light on one of the splendid Fireflies and experience the stunning display .
Every sponsorship helps to provide exceptional care to people in our community . Together , we can support everyone ’ s right to live a meaningful life and have a peaceful death .
I can ’ t tell you how touched I was to see the woods all lit up . It was magical and so serene .