For a Brighter View

By HBH - 30 December 2015

For a Brighter View

A number of hospital residents at HBH Senior Living Care and Village in Howick were grateful to receive eight murals designed and painted by local students to brighten the view from their bedroom windows.

After an HBH manager noticed the view of a plain fence from some of the residents’ rooms, a number of secondary schools were asked to help paint murals to brighten the view.

Linda Corring, an art teacher at Pakuranga College, volunteered her art students who designed four murals, choosing New Zealand scenes featuring Rangitoto Island and the forest with Kiwi and Ruru. A youth group from the Howick Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints also joined the project doing all the undercoating and designing another four murals with kowhai trees, tui, pohutukawa and fantails.

JR Webb and Son and local Spillers Hammer Hardware pitched in donating undercoat and paint for the murals while a number of regular volunteers also donated paint as well. HBH senior living care and village volunteer coordinator Kim Thwaites was incredibly pleased with the outcome of the project. “This project has been a fabulous collaboration, with help and donations from a wide variety of community members and groups,” she says. “The hospital residents are very grateful to all the students and the youth group children who have put such a lot of thought and effort into the design and painting of these murals.”

This article appeared in the Howick and Pakuranga Times on 21 December, 2015 and is published here with their permission.

Lisa Waldren