Community Champion award for our hospice art therapist

A talented and aspiring art therapist from Doncaster has won a local award for her dedication to being a creative community champion.

Rachel Horne, who works at our hospice in Doncaster as well as the community art magazine Doncoplitan walked away with the shiny award on October 3rd. The awards which had over 350 entries saw 24 finalists attend a glam ceremony hosted by BBC Radio Sheffield at Sheffield Cathedral.

Rachel who went head to head with two other finalists from Doncaster couldn’t believe it when she was announced as the winner.

Rachel said: “I’ve worked in Doncaster for 10 years, volunteering on many creative projects. Seven of those 10 years I’ve worked at the hospice, supporting and enabling patients to express themselves through art.

“I am so shocked to have received this award, I’m passionate about helping Doncaster and its people find and make a more creative place to live. To be recognised as giving Doncaster and the hospice a creative voice is just amazing. I am over the moon.”

Lindsey Richards of the hospice said: “We are so proud and happy for Rachel, she really does deserve this. The work Rachel does with our day hospice patients speaks for itself. She is a credit to us and our patients always look forward to seeing what she’s got ready for them.”

To find out about supporting your local hospice by becoming a sponsor or to fundraise by holding an event, please contact the fundraising team on 01302 796662 or 01302 798391. Alternatively you can donate here:


St John’s Hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Rachel is pictured with her award.

Rachel is pictured with her award.