Bishop’s retirement gift supports Hay Time

Janet Rawlins, a talented local artist and long standing supporter of the Trust, was recently commissioned by the Archdeacon of Leeds to create a fabric collage inspired by the Yorkshire Dales.  Entitled ‘Towards Hawes’, the artwork was to be a surprise gift for the former Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to commemorate his retirement on 4 January 2014.

The beautiful finished collage was very well received by the Bishop, who was particularly delighted to see that some of his official purple shirt had been ingeniously incorporated into the piece!

Janet's collage entitled 'Towards Hawes'

Janet’s collage entitled ‘Towards Hawes’

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Janet for her kindness in donating her fee for the piece to YDMT to support our Hay Time project which aims to protect and restore wildflower hay meadows in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas. The very generous contribution of £625 will make a huge difference to the project.

We’d also like to wish the recently retired Bishop all the very best for the future.

You can find out more about the Hay Time Appeal here.

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