Green fingered gardeners grab gongs for children’s hospice
THE Richard House children’s hospice in East London has had a bloomin’ success’ for its large garden in a prestigious gardening awards. It has won the large garden’ category and scooped up a bronze in the small garden’ section in the London Gardens’ Society awards at Guild Hall
THE children's hospice in East London has had a 'bloomin' success' for its large garden in a prestigious gardening awards.
The Richard House hospice at Beckton won the 'large garden' category and scooped up a bronze in the 'small garden' section in the London Gardens' Society awards at the Guild Hall in the City.
Richard House chief executive Peter Ellis said: "We have to make the most of the space we have, being in an inner-city area. But we're fortunate enough to still have a small wooded area that the children can explore."
The youngsters learn to make the most of the garden, growing their own and reaping the fruit and vegetables that they plant.
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The hospice offers day care, short residential stays and support in the home as well as family support and bereavement services. There is always a bed set aside for emergency and 'end of life' care.
Care is provided free to children and their families. But Richard House needs �3 million to provide these services.
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