Beacon of Hope

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The Beacon of Hope
The Beacon of Hope is a monument in Sackville Gardens, Manchester, commemorating those who have died of AIDS and those who are still suffering from HIV related illnesses.

It was designed by Warren Chapman and Jess Byrne-Daniels, who won a design competition in 1997.

"The design consists of a series of elements combining together the existing 'Tree of Life' with the 'Beacon of Hope' light sculpture. They describe a metaphorical journey through life, providing the opportunity for remembrance, contemplation and celebration."[1]

By 2011 it had fallen into disrepair, but a team from the VBA (Village Business Association), along with the LGBT Foundation and The Friends of Sackville Gardens cleaned and restored it.[2]

See also


  1. About the Beacon of Hope
  2. Local Government Executive: "Manchester’s Beacon of Hope gets makeover" 15 March 2011