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Renowned illustrator Charlie Mackesy visits the Dragon Fly Unit in Lowestoft



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The Horizon School Dragonfly and Norfolk Suffolk Foundation Trust people participation team for specialist services based at the Dragonfly Unit in Lowestoft welcomed Charlie Mackesy, local illustrator, and author of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse yesterday.

Charlie had volunteered his time to come into the school and draw over 20 images and quotes that can be seen along the school's main corridor.

A connection was made, when Charlie found out that a school group within the Horizon School Dragonfly was named after him by the students due to the positive impact his artwork had and continues to have on their wellbeing and recovery.

Charlie Mackesy visited a Lowestoft school completing over 20 illustration's on their walls.
Charlie Mackesy visited a Lowestoft school completing over 20 illustration's on their walls.

The artwork tells a story of hope, strength, kindness, and love.

Special thanks was given to Charlie Mackesy, Elizabeth Bennett, Louise Weddle and Barney (Charlie's dog) for organising the work.

The Dragonfly Unit is a psychiatric acute inpatient unit for children and young people with complex mental health needs.

Charlie Mackesy visited a Lowestoft school completing over 20 illustration's on their walls.
Charlie Mackesy visited a Lowestoft school completing over 20 illustration's on their walls.

The Horizon School Dragonfly provides a personalised learning programme that is both holistic and academic in its approach for young people that are patients of the Dragonfly unit.

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