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Create a legacy with our Woodland Walk

Thursday 13th September 2018

Since our community garden was created in 2015, it is easy to forget that this was once a green field, which was largely unused and ignored. Just a few short years later, it is now a beautiful space filled with plants, flowers, a pond and pathways for people to take in the scenery, relax and enjoy.

The Garden has become an extension of the service that we provide the community, providing a calm, natural space for our patients and visitors alike. Many people have said that the garden is very therapeutic following a bereavement, providing a safe environment for relatives or loved ones who feel the need to come back to the Hospice, and help them process loss.

An important aspect of this can be the opportunity for remembrance, with many people taking the opportunity to dedicate trees or roses to loved ones. This can often be uplifting, with the creation of a new life and the knowledge that this is a positive contribution to the environment and community.

The next step

This year, to develop the area and celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we have created a Woodland Walk on our grounds.

This has involved some amazing work from our gardener Mark along with the Community Payback Team and their supervisor Barry, who have planted more than 85 trees over a series of months. In time, this will grow and create an avenue of trees and attract more nature to the Hospice.

Be part of it

We need you to be part of our Woodland Walk, to support our services and help us continue to grow. To do this, we are offering you the opportunity to sponsor a brick on our walkway or purchasing a tree.

For a donation of £40, you can personalise a brick on the walkway with a personalised message or a dedication to a loved one.

For £100, you can purchase from a variety of trees, with a dedication plaque with a wording of your choice. These include Himalayan Birch, Ornamental Flowering Cherry, Amalanchier, Flowering Crab and Willow-leaved pear.

Click here to purchase a brick on the walkway.

For more information, please contact Louise.Strachan@svh.co.uk or download the dedication and donation forms here.

Create a legacy with our Woodland Walk