Bridport Arts Newsletter

Branden’s Trail

Bridport Arts Centre are proud to have played a part in creating Branden’s Trail, a space in Bridport Primary School which has now been restored in memory of a little boy who died of cancer.

The Branden’s Trail Project was set up at Bridport Primary School in memory of Branden Wayland who was diagnosed with cancer when he was three years old and sadly died two years later.

The project aims to revitalise Branden’s memorial and leave a legacy to other young children with the creation of a Sensory Garden and Therapy Trail.

Now after more than two years of fundraising, consultations with the school and its council of students, and work to revitalise the memorial, Branden’s Trail was officially declared open by Bridport’s Mayor Ian Bark and Town Crier John Collingwood.

The kind contributions of time, money and resources made this project possible; Bridport Gardening Club, Lions Club, Round Table, Friends of Bridport Primary School, Bridport Rotary and Bride Valley Rotary, Waitrose Community Fund, Rex Trevett Fund and  West Bay Car Boot Fund all played a part in restoring this space.

We are delighted to share that Bridport Arts Centre’s Youth Coordinator, Bryony Moores O’Sullivan, played a key role in this project. She coordinated the artists for the mural and used the Allsop Gallery as a hub to refine the beautiful pieces and prepare them to be put on display at Bridport Primary School.

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