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Closed 18/11/2018

raised of £1,500 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £625 to support horticultural therapy in a garden project working with people who have mental health challenges

    Whitley RG2 7SD
    Funded on Sunday, 18th November 2018

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    Raising funds for curved benches in GreenHealth Thames Valley sensory garden

    GreenHealth Thames Valley is a small charity based in Whitley, near Reading, Berkshire, UK that works with people with mental health challenges through horticultural therapy. You can read about the project on

    The garden is an opportunity to help people grow, not just plants. The project uses horticultural principles and practices working closely with nature. Whitley is the second most deprived area in England. The project works with people from across Reading.

    Philip Rance and his sister Susanna are supporting GreenHealth in a campaign coordinated with horticultural therapist Sara Kopp. We are fundraising for some curved benches to be designed, built and installed around a circular space in the project's sensory garden. We will run the campaign until 30th September 2018. Our target amount is £1,500.

    The benches will enable the garden's users, volunteers and visitors to feel more directly grounded as they sit with their feet on a grassy or paved area, absorbing the earth's energies and the beautiful environment.

    Philip Rance, a member of the garden project, says: "Working in the garden project has improved my diet immensely. It has put me in touch with people who have similar mental health needs. One part of the garden is for growing produce, and the other part, which is new, is the sensory garden which has been created for young people to increase their awareness of nature. The benches would be aesthetically pleasing and enhance the value of the sensory garden."

    Please support our curved benches campaign. Donations of any amount will be gratefully received and all funds raised will go to GreenHealth Thames Valley.

    Feel free to circulate this campaign appeal on social media, by e-mail and word of mouth.

    Thanks for reading this, and we look forward to your support!

    Philip Rance - garden project member

    Susanna Rance - relative

    Sara Kopp - Horticultural Therapist



    • Susanna Rance1 year ago
      Susanna Rance

      Susanna Rance

      1 year ago

      Dear All, Here an update on our sensory garden campaign, now entering its final week. It ends on Sept 30th and on Oct 1st we will transfer all funds raised to the project. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed. With 17 supporters in all, we have raised 575 pounds. Please keep sharing the link so we can motivate others to join in. Love from Philip and Susanna

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    • Susanna Rance2 years ago
      Susanna Rance

      Susanna Rance

      2 years ago

      Philip says: "We're creating a herb plot and we've got results after one week. Some volunteers did a fantastic job making a 20 foot raised bed in a polytunnel and painting 3 garden huts. We've got an influx of butterflies which is great, but we had to put nets over the cabbages to stop the Cabbage White butterflies from eating them. We aren't spraying or using any non-biodegradable products because the garden is organic. We can't use hoses during the heat wave, but we're using watering cans with special support from our volunteer Megan."

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    • Susanna Rance2 years ago
      Susanna Rance

      Susanna Rance

      2 years ago

      Dear supporters, here's an update on what we've all achieved so far. We have reached 27% of our target in the first three weeks of the campaign. With 13 family and friends supporters, we have raised 410 pounds. Thanks to everyone for your generosity and encouragement. Thanks to everyone for sharing the link to our JustGiving page. Continuing to do this will really help us to reach our target. Lots of love to you all and keep cool,Philip and Susanna

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    Page last updated on: 9/22/2018 17.06



    • Susanna


      Sep 22, 2018

      Donation received from our brother Hugh Rance. Thank you from Sanna and Philip! xoxo


    • Paula Orr

      Paula Orr

      Aug 26, 2018

      Brilliant project Susanna and all. I am looking forward to hearing all about it.


    • Romi Jones

      Romi Jones

      Aug 8, 2018

      sounds like a lovely project..good luck!


    • Kate Nelson

      Kate Nelson

      Aug 7, 2018

      What a wonderful initiative. Please give Philip a big hug from me and thank you so much for supporting him in this venture. Lots of love to you both xxx


    • Rohit K Dasgupta

      Rohit K Dasgupta

      Aug 4, 2018

      All the best


    • Susanna Rance

      Susanna Rance

      Aug 4, 2018

      From Susanna with love for the garden benches and horticultural therapy project

    • Susanna Rance

      Susanna Rance

      Aug 4, 2018

      from Philip for the sensory garden benches campaign!


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