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£1,070raised of £13,000 target by 21 supporters

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

Grantham, Lincolnshire

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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 Applewhite9 days ago
    N Applewhite

    N Applewhite

    9 days ago

    Thank you all very much for your donations, we are doing so well that landscaping the first garden is due to start next month, July. Because we have received tremendous support for the gardens at Grantham hospital we are already looking at the next project. This is a small garden next to Outpatients. The survey has been done and as soon as we have a design we will share this with you. Keep spreading the word everyone so we can make Grantham Hospital, the leading hospital for #health and #wellbeing.

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  • N Applewhite2 months ago
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    N Applewhite

    2 months ago

    Today, GROW's bank account achieved the magic £5000 so at last we can apply for charity registration. Together with the large donation from The League of Friends of Grantham Hospital, we can proceed with the first garden. There are still a few i's to dot and t's to cross with ULHT, but we are nearly there!! MASSIVE THANK YOU to all who have contributed. Please spread the word so we can continue GROWING GARDENS in our hospitals!

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  • N Applewhite4 months ago
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    4 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: 6/17/2019 17.23



  • Martin Rayson

    Martin Rayson

    Jun 15, 2019


  • Anonymous


    Jun 13, 2019

    Hope it's all going well! A brilliant idea

  • Stephen Woodthorpe Clarke

    Stephen Woodthorpe Clarke

    May 20, 2019

    Great use of your creative skills for the benefit of others. A garden must be a better recovery drug than any pharma drug. Love it. PS odd amount I know, but just wanted to tip total to a grand!


  • Jane Burtt

    Jane Burtt

    May 14, 2019

    Good luck with your mission Nikki - very disappointed that we are away on 12th June as I would love to see you garden again!


  • Anonymous


    Apr 25, 2019

    Great idea Nick and hope all goes well xx

  • 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


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