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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- 2 months ago
N Applewhite2 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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Apr 11, 2019
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
Mar 14, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
It’s a brilliant scheme, long may it flourish.
Feb 27, 2019
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
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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