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GALLERY: A charity appeal that’ll melt even the coldest of hearts in Bexleyheath

PUBLISHED: 09:56 14 February 2017 | UPDATED: 09:57 14 February 2017

Valentine's Events at The Broadway Bexleyheath. Picture: www.matthewwalkerphotography.com

Valentine's Events at The Broadway Bexleyheath. Picture: www.matthewwalkerphotography.com

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A giant heart made out of ice is the centre of a fundraising appeal at Broadway Shopping Centre for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

A sculpture of a giant heart made out of ice prompted an impassioned response when it was unveiled as the centrepiece of a St Valentine’s fortnight fundraising appeal at Broadway Shopping Centre.

Shoppers gathered to give tributes to their loved ones in support of the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice appeal which aims to raise £1,000.

A sculpture, made by world class ice artist, Csaba Vass, enticed shoppers to give a donation and leave messages for their loved ones.

There was also the chance to take part in a competition to guess how long it would take for the ice to thaw. The winner will receive a £160 Pandora bracelet.

Kelly Joyce, of Park View Road, Welling, whose father Dennis, was a former patient of the hospice, said she was moved by the sculpture.

She said: “It is beautiful, such a lovely idea and so thoughtfully done. My father died 17 years ago and went to the hospice for a very short time, barely 24 hours, but I will always remember how good the staff were and how well he was cared for there.”

Ms Joyce, who also lost her mum, Doreen, in 2015, penned a tribute to her parents. It said: “To mum and dad, love you with all my heart.”

Broadway Shopping Centre manager Peter Sedge, said: “Once the heart has fully melted, a picture will be taken showing the final time from the stop clock and this will be posted onto social media along with the name of the competition winner.

“We’re proud to have had it on display and really pleased that the sight of the sculpture has in itself touched so many hearts.”

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