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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 Applewhite18 days ago
    N Applewhite

    N Applewhite

    18 days ago

    As you can see we are making terrific progress - nearly all the Setts are in. Now we have to lay hardcore, then tarmac and then the resin. I think you will all agree with me that Ian Batchelor Landscapes are doing an incredible job.

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  • N Applewhite2 months ago
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    2 months 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 Applewhite4 months ago
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    4 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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Page last updated on: 8/6/2019 20.35

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25

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 6, 2019

  • Steve & Jane

    Steve & Jane

    Jul 30, 2019

    £200.00

  • Richard and Jo

    Richard and Jo

    Jul 10, 2019

    Fantastic work, Nicki and so worthwhile, well done.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 6, 2019

    £20.00

  • Martin Rayson

    Martin Rayson

    Jun 15, 2019

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    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!

    £55.00

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