June 9, 2023 6.00 pm

Explore the St Barnabas 💗 HeART trail across Lincolnshire 🌻

Charity ambassador Warwick Davis was in attendance

The St Barnabas Hospice HeART trail is now on, with 30 stunning sculptures to explore across Lincolnshire over the summer.

The HeART trail has been organised by St Barnabas Hospice to raise awareness of the tireless work of staff at the end of life charity over the last 40 years.

A total of 30 heart-shaped sculptures are situated across Lincolnshire – with 20 in Lincoln, five in Skegness and along the East Coast, and five more in Louth, Boston, Grantham, Spalding and Gainsborough – the five towns where a St Barnabas wellbeing centre can be found.

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There are 30 sculptures to explore. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Hearts were designed by local artists, each celebrating the theme of ‘Love Lincolnshire’ by expressing their adoration for our beautiful county.

To celebrate the beginning of this trail, St Barnabas hosted a launch event in Lincoln on Friday, June 9 – the day before the HeART trail officially begins.

The trail celebrates all things wonderful about Lincolnshire, as well as raising awareness of the work St Barnabas do. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The launch event offered artists and sponsors behind the trail, as well as St Barnabas staff themselves, the chance to see the sculptures around Lincoln city centre – where they will reside until September 4.

As well as this, actor and television personality Warwick Davis, who is an ambassador for St Barnabas Hospice, visited Lincoln to lend his support to the launch and check out the sculptures for himself.

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Warwick Davis chatting with The Lincolnite and MyLocal reporter Ellis Karran. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Chris Wheway, Chief Executive at St Barnabas Hospice, said: “The HeARTs are all absolutely beautiful. It’s going to be a fantastic experience walking the HeART Trail, so please do get involved when it launches on June 10!”

Rachel Benson and her father stood by their sculpture – Heart of the City. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Once the trail ends in September, the sculptures will be on display at the Lincoln Museum, before eleven of the HeARTs go to auction, with proceeds going directly to St Barnabas Hospice to assist the vital work the charity does.

Alongside the main sculptures, St Barnabas has also set up the miniature Young at HeART trail inside the Waterside Shopping Centre.

This trail has seen 19 sculptures created by local nurseries and schools, not only allowing young people the chance to express themselves creatively and collaboratively, but also to help them understand the importance of local hospice care.

The locations for the St Barnabas HeART trail

  • A Green City by Rosie Ablewhite – St Mark’s Shopping Centre
  • Working Together by Michelle Cranwell – Lincoln Arts Centre
  • Precious Metal by Kevin Baumber – Brayford Wharf North
  • The Lincolnshire Freemason Heart by Rosie Ablewhite – Bus Station
  • Pass It On by Sian Bristow – 1 Newmarket, Sincil Street
  • Heart of Green by Phillippa and Rachael Corcutt – St Benedict’s Square
  • Legends of Our Skies by Jemima Cholmondeley-Smith – Stokes High Bridge Cafe
  • Seat of Love by Fizzco – Waterside Shopping Centre
  • Cathedral Quarter & Steep Hill by Pip Claffey – High Street by House of Fraser
  • Heart of The City by Rachel Benson – High Street by St Barnabas Charity Shop
  • Lucky Heart by Kevin Baumber – Danes Terrace near Lincoln Museum
  • Built in Lincoln by Mel Langton – Exchequergate
  • Steampunk Gear Heart by Kevin Baumber – Castle Hill
  • Heart of Lincolnshire by Vicky Kuhn – Lincoln Cathedral
  • Wish You Were Here! by Jem Dunn – Minster Yard
  • Love Lincolnshire Locket by Lois Cordelia – Eastgate at Cathedral visitor centre
  • In Memory of Stefanos by Stefanos of The Old Smithy – Eastgate by Cathedral Cafe
  • Summer in the Wolds by Karin Christensen – Bailgate by Newport Arch
  • Magical Adventure by Phillippa and Rachael Corcutt – Union Road by The Victoria
  • Notes of Love by St Barnabas Hospice – Cardinal Close
  • Visionary Heart by Mel Langton – Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough
  • Redwood Heart by Nigel Sardeson – Bridge Street, Louth
  • Seals of Approval by Hannah Jayne Lewin – Central Promenade, Mablethorpe
  • Heart of the Community by Mel Langton – High Street, Mablethorpe
  • Love, Love, Love Lincolnshire by Olivier Jamin – Anderby Road, Skegness
  • Lincolnshire Memories by Kathleen Smith – by Tower Esplanade, Skegness
  • Sweet Heart by Steve Andrews – The Hildreds Centre, Skegness
  • Built in Boston by Mel Langton – Pescod Square, Boston
  • Land Lover + Monty by Sandra Russell – Spalding Market Place
  • Wild At Heart by Brett Barker – Elmer Street North, Grantham