And we have blast off for Morningside’s rocket, as part of LOROS Hospice’s Rocket Round Leicester art trail!
It’s been a galactic challenge keeping the secret for so long, but we can now exclusively reveal the design for our rocket, called ‘Hopes, Dreams and Wishes’.
The gorgeous artwork is by artist Lynne Hollingsworth and features foxes, which represent Leicester, moving into butterflies, as you gaze up to the starry sky.
Morningside are delighted with the design, which aligns well with our focus on supporting young people into the world of work, and promoting skills to develop future careers.
The Morningside rocket is among 40 giant ‘out of this world’ installations scattered around Leicester city centre, and is situated outside the Morningside Arena, Leicester, which we are the named sponsor of.
We would encourage anyone visiting our rocket to download the App, as there is a chance to enter a competition to win tickets to a Leicester Riders basketball game at the Arena, or to see a future cricket match at Leicestershire County Cricket Club, where we sponsor the Morningside Medical Centre.
Visitors to the art trail, which is on between July 19th to September 26th, will steer a voyage of discovery through the city’s streets and open spaces and help even life-long Leicester dwellers discover something new about where they live.
Each Rocket has been designed by a professional artist and sponsored by a local businesses. With a likely footfall of around 300,000 people, bringing in an expected £6 million to the local economy, Rocket Round Leicester will form a pivotal part of the city’s post-pandemic economic recovery, as well as a brilliant day out for everyone.
After the trail ends there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at a Farewell Event, before each Rocket is auctioned to raise funds for LOROS Hospice to enable them to continue to care for over 2,500 terminally ill local people.