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I am raising money for Hft through an ongoing topiary project in public spaces that engage local communites and create an amusing talking point. Examples of my first efforts are shown here and will be added to as new people sponsor me.

For many years Hft have looked after my youngest sister Martha who has Downs Sydrome. She is wonderfully happy in a safe and secure community of people with similar disabilties.

The proposition : I will design (or cut to specific request), and do the first cut and three or four follow up shaping cuts at later visits (usually it takes about three years for a mature shape to appear). You donate £200 for the first design and major shaping cut and then pay at least £75 for the follow up cuts on each visit. (if it involves travel this will be charged at cost). The price can vary if the hedge is very small or very big however.

Hft will be very happy if you donate more but I leave that to you.You get a unique hedge that will be the envy of the neighbourhood and people will smile a lot as they walk by.

Please feel free to donate to support the work even if you don't have a hedge, as I am trying to reach an ambitious target of £5,000. Anything, however small, will be greatly appreciated.

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Contact me at : tim@walkerbushe.co.uk

Updates 11

The Hippo hedge got its first cut over weekend and Homer the Westie was started in Finsbury Park.

31/03/14 10:19

Donations coming in from a lot of generous souls currently thanks to a photo of the 'cat hedge' posted on Facebook a few days ago. Many thanks to everyone for their donations.

20/03/14 15:07

New commissions this Spring are a Hippo in Tufnell Park and a Scottie dog called Homer in Finsbury Park.

13/03/14 12:33

Great Garden Revival is going out on BBC2 on the10th December at 7pm featuring a couple of the hedge creatures.

06/12/13 15:53

Gruffalo heads underway in Hackney and the Tufnell Park Chicken is roasting nicely -shots to follow next season.

02/10/13 10:53

Raising money for

Hft

Hft

Charity Registration No. 313069

Hft is a national charity providing local support for people with learning disabilities and their families. We are creative, resourceful and flexible. Working with individuals, their families and others we seek out innovative solutions and offer individual support which enables people to lead fulfilling lives.

Donations 64

Because a hippo is for life, not just for Christmas

Donation by Anonymous on 01/04/14

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

love from Homer£150

Donation by Anonymous on 30/03/14

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Nice bush, Bushe, Bushell

Donation by Daniel Bushell on 27/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Tom Smith on 26/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Really creative fund raising, hope you reach your target - keep going :)

Donation by Mark Cottrell on 24/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Saw your pics on Facebook. Good Luck, hope Facebook boosts your donations.

Donation by Lynn Corbridge Willis on 22/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Saw your cat hedge on facebook... fantastic!! Very inventive fundraising activity, I hope you reach your target. Hadn't heart of HFT before - glad you're supporting something so close to your heart.

Donation by Alexia (Australia) on 20/03/14

£10.00

Am part of Bowmanville Horticultural Society (in Ontario, Canada) and I shared this on our Facebook page. Love your work!

Donation by Cynthia E. on 20/03/14

$10.00

Good luck Tim- love the cat bush.

Donation by Joolz on 19/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Great cause Tim

Donation by Graham Chard on 18/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Amazing hedges - wish I could have one.

Donation by Anonymous on 18/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Love the Cats - good luck with your fundraising!

Donation by Anonymous on 18/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 18/03/14

£10.00

I love the cat hedge!

Donation by Ben Freeman on 18/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great idea Tim, love the "sculptures" and an excellent cause

Donation by Anonymous on 18/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 18/03/14

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Good luck Tim - what a lovely thing to do. Would LOVE the cat bush!

Donation by Collette Coote on 18/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Love the cat bush ,would love them in my garden,keep up the great work!

Donation by Louise butler on 18/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Lovely idea, great cause.

Donation by Fleur on 18/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Love those cats

Donation by Ali on 17/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck :-) Cllr Terry Stacy

Donation by Anonymous on 15/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Let's hope that Martha and her friends enjoy a tour of Bushe's Bushes one day.

Donation by Giles Walkley on 26/02/14

£50.00

Well done Tim -cutting hedge stuff

Donation by tim macfarlane on 02/01/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Keep up the good topiary!

Donation by Helen Anderton on 23/12/13

Another kind donation form Neil Parkyn - my most loyal supporter - and he doesn't even have a hedge, bless him.

Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,410.91
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,410.91
  • Gift Aid£519.75

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