The Towers is a proud sponsor of Snailspace, a fundraising campaign initiated by Martlets Hospice.

As a charity, Martlets provides people affected by terminal illness in our community the very best care and support. They are much more than a hospice and are working to change perceptions of hospice care. They help people do the things they love with the time they have. The life-changing hospice care gives people living with terminal illness hope, purpose and possibility.

Martlets has been providing care and support to people since 1997, and continues to extend its reach to help as many people in our community as possible. While they have 18 beds in their In-Patient Unit located at the hospice in Hove, most of their care is delivered to patients in their own homes throughout Brighton and Hove and neighbouring areas. This life-changing care is made possible only by the generosity of supporters and partners.

In 2016, their Snowdogs by the Sea art trail raised an incredible £310,000 for the charity, through sponsorship and community fundraising. The funds raised have made a huge difference to the people who use Martlets services. After this tremendous success, they needed a brilliant and inspiring sculpture to follow our charming Snowdogs.

This year, their art trail features a sculpture design that resonates so wonderfully with the work done at Martlets: the slow-paced and thought-provoking Snail. The snail encompasses the importance of slowing down and taking time to appreciate the things in life that make us smile. The vibrant snails across our city, painted by local artists, will be a constant reminder to take a moment to enjoy the time we have with the people we share our lives with.

The Towers has two snails, Sparkle, an “adult” snail and Sweet Tooth, a “baby”. Sweet Tooth was named and decorated by Towers pupils. Both snails will be part of the art trail across Brighton and Hove for all to visit from September until the end of November – their precise locations will be revealed in mid-September. Amongst the various activities planned, we will be organising a sponsored walk, holding a BeMoreSnail day in school and doing snail-related things at our Open Evening on 20th September.

This year we invite you to #BeMoreSnail by visiting our snails, taking selfies and sending them to us!

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