Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has launched its first ever crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fill a new sensory garden with plants, flowers and a fountain.
The garden is sited directly outside the wards where people with terminal illnesses and their families and friends can spend precious time together. People will be able to access the sensory garden in wheelchairs and even be wheeled out in their beds to enjoy the pleasures of being outside. The garden space is currently being levelled and the beds and planters created – but the money for the sensory plants and trees is still needed.
Ellen Tumelty, Hospice Lead for Inpatient Services, said: ‘We’ve got four weeks to raise the £5,900 we need to be able to get people outside with their families, feel the sun on their face and give them space to chat together. We have a beautiful woodland Hospice but people staying on the ward can't access our gardens easily as we are on a hilly site. This sensory garden will make a vital difference.’
To find out more about the crowdfunding campaign and #pledgeforplants, please visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/a-garden-to-touch-the-senses