In support of The John King Brain Tumour Foundation, renowned artist Emma Rodgers has created a special tree sculpture “ Ovation’ that will be dedicated to the John King Brain Tumour Foundation and found a fitting home in a memorial garden at St. George’s Hospital. Emma Rodgers is a UK based International artist with works held in several major collections including National Museums and Galleries and featured in R.A., V&A, Saatchi and leading private collections.

In the words of Emma:

“The sculpture is based on an English Oak, the Monarch of the forest and one of the most loved trees in the world, It’s a symbol of strength, wisdom, nurturing and healing. Only fitting to celebrate the life of John King the adored husband of Laura. The foliage is represented by hands clapping applause in praise, love and appreciation of the team at Atkinson Morley Wing, St George’s and the incredible NHS. I think the tree describes life and nature simply but beautifully – growth, renewal, hope, love. These are emotions which I hope all patients feel during their care at St Georges.

The leaves cut individually, are actually silhouettes of hands in mid applause. From afar, they appear to be foliage on the tree, but on approach you realise they are hands clapping to symbolise our thanks to St Georges hospital and the amazing team at the NHS. The applause will grow over time due to hands being added from people donating to the charity, as I wished to create a piece of art which people can be a part of by sponsoring their own pair of hands, applause, a symbol of thanks, praise, and appreciation to the NHS.”

The foliage is represented by hands clapping applause in praise, love, and appreciation of the team at Atkinson Morley Wing, St George’s, and the incredible NHS.

– Emma Rodgers , Artist

We are delighted to offer our supporters the opportunity to sponsor your own pair of hands for £250, which will form part of this amazing piece of art, containing your personal engraved dedication and in addition to you can have an additional personal framed copy for your home, office or a gift.

By purchasing this you can help provide much needed funds for the charity. Each Sponsorship is a personalised, long lasting and meaningful way of helping the charity to improve care and equipment.

To find out more about this wonderful opportunity or to sponsor a set of ‘Hands’ please contact Alison Houghton at or 07931 316278.