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Capture the Moment 2017

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Capture the Moment 2017 photography, poetry and short story competition.

For the third year running, the photography competition was shortlisted by Oliver McNeil from The World of Legend and was judged by the World renowned photographer Rankin.The winners are:

The world around us (photography)

1st place: Kristie Heath, Even on a misty day this view on Beachy head is breathtaking

2nd place: Paul Praeger, Misty morning on the marsh

3rd place: Charlie McSweeney, Our pier Photography


Love and Care (photography)

1st place: Ruth Payne, Birthday cards with Grandad

2nd place: Stuart Mepham, That shy moment

3rd place: Jeff Penfold, Never give up (with a little help from my friend)


The short story and poetry competition was kindly judged by our Hospice Ambassador Mark Benton:

Poetry and short story

The World around us poem: Lisa Taylor, The world around us

The World around us short story: Jacky Long, The Cottage

Love and Care poem: Amy Thorndike, Sunshine and Rain

Love and Care short story: Sara Turton, The Fragility of Life


The children’s short story and poetry completion was judged by local poet Brian Moses:

Children's short story and poetry

Age 7 and under - Kiki Tate

Ages 8 - 11 - Poppy -May Murfin, You've Come A Long Way Little Man

Age 12 - 16 - Catherine Rubit

We would like to thank all our wonderful judges, everyone who entered the competition and those who donated prizes. All the winning photos, poems and short stories will also be printed and displayed within the Hospice, for all our patients, staff, volunteers and visitors to enjoy.