This colourful character was designed by Dalton graphic artist Tom Sykes to support Kirkwood Hospice’s Capital Appeal.

Tom said: “I am happy to support the hospice by designing Kirk Wood.

“I admire the work the hospice does and was glad to help a charity in my local community that is close to my heart.”

Kirk’s catchphrase ‘’Your Hospice Needs YOU’’ is a call to action for members of the general public to really make a difference.

For further information and to request a fundraising pack to help get you started please call Marie Peacock, Capital Appeal Manager or Siobhan Hooper, Capital Appeal assistant on 01484 557911, email or visit

Sister Sarah Shaw, left, and Siobhan Hooper of Kirkwood Hospice with their new fund raising cartoon character chum Kirk Wood (AC280512Ckirk-02)