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£875raised of £13,000 target by 16 supporters

Weʼre raising £13,000 to Create a garden outside Ward 6 at Grantham Hospital.

Grantham, Lincolnshire
20 days to go

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Following many recent visits to Lincolnshire hospitals I became really depressed seeing the state of the grounds. I am a gardener and gardening is my passion - and seeing these desolated patches of ground really upset me. It doesn't matter what reason takes you to a hospital, but it is always an anxious one. The grounds are truly depressing. I talked to ULHT and they have no budget for gardens; not even money to mow the lawns!

There is increasing evidence that exposure to plants and green space, and particularly to gardening, is beneficial to mental and physical wellbeing. So Emmy, who works with me, and I decided to set up the Charity G.R.O.W. Gardens Restore Our Wellbeing. AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Before we can be charity registered we have to raise £5000 which is why we have set up this fundraising site

At G.R.O.W. we're raising funds to promote wellbeing and improve mental health by providing opportunities for hospital patients to socialise, exercise and rehabilitate in natural surroundings.

Our plan is to design and build practical and tranquil garden settings for patients, visitors and staff of Lincolnshire hospitals.

G.R.O.W. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.

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  • N Applewhite2 months ago
    N Applewhite

    N Applewhite

    2 months ago

    Massive thank you to everyone who has donated - it means the world to me that this dream will come true! I am thrilled to tell you an anonymous donation of £9,500 has been pledged. So together with a few more donations on this page we should be able to start this garden in June... and by September patients and staff will be sitting in a garden!

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Page last updated on: 4/11/2019 13.00



  • Catherine Arden

    Catherine Arden

    Apr 11, 2019

  • Cindy de Vos

    Cindy de Vos

    Apr 6, 2019

    Such a wonderful idea.. my eldest daughter was born at Grantham Hospital some nearly 30 years ago this month and then the hospital looked after my lovely Mum who sadly died 6 years ago.. good luck xx


  • Will MacLennan and Family

    Will MacLennan and Family

    Mar 14, 2019

    Great idea!


  • Anonymous


    Feb 28, 2019

    It’s a brilliant scheme, long may it flourish.

  • Steve Pickard

    Steve Pickard

    Feb 27, 2019


  • Steffie Shields

    Steffie Shields

    Feb 27, 2019

    Good luck Nicky - you and G.R.O.W. have the capability! You are sure to create something wonderful and therapeutic for many


  • Tamsin Dunn

    Tamsin Dunn

    Feb 26, 2019

    What a wonderful thing you are doing - good luck and I look forward to hearing more as it continues 😊


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