A photographic exhibition, aimed at capturing the special connection between Mountbatten and the Island’s community, has been launched.

Mountbatten and Me is a unique collection of portraits by Island photographer Julian Winslow to mark 45 years of hospice care on the Isle of Wight.

Anyone connected with Mountbatten could take part, including staff, patients, volunteers and supporters, and more than 1,000 images were taken, with over 300 now on display.

“Mountbatten and Me is a tribute to everyone who is part of our Mountbatten family,” said Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten CEO.

“It brings together our Hampshire and Isle of Wight communities and reflects on what living, dying, and remembering means to us all.

“We live death through life, and life is full of many different experiences, which we really wanted to capture visually.

“Sometimes the stories are sad, often they can be hilarious, they can be fun, they can be full of achievement. The portraits reflect all these experiences, and we are proud to showcase them throughout our hospice building.”

Mountbatten Hospice is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to view the exhibition for free.

Visitors can enjoy refreshments in the Mountbatten Café and relax in the Chelsea Garden, which was featured in the 2015 Chelsea Garden Flower Show and relocated to Mountbatten in partnership with Greenfingers Charity.