New gardens for patients and visitors of the Hospice
In January this 2017 Alice House Hospice were awarded a substantial grant for the specific purpose of updating the grounds for patients and visitors.
The front entrance, which currently has no pedestrian access, will have a new, ‘guard of honour’ style entrance. The old boundary wall with unsightly iron railings is being replaced with a new brick wall and fencing to give privacy in the garden. The underused front garden is being landscaped to include a walkway, central bandstand, water feature and scented beds.
The grounds of Alice House rely heavily on the time given by Volunteer Gardeners and the new landscaping will reduce the amount of maintenance required. To the rear of the site much needed additional patient and visitor car parking is being completed adjacent to the Holistic Wellbeing Centre.
Tracy Woodall, Chief Executive of the Hospice said,
“It will be fantastic for visitors to enjoy this peaceful and calming garden; to have time to reflect if they wish and to view some of the remembrance features being incorporated, like the water feature to recognise the many gifts left in Wills and the Wall of Light – a glass wall incorporating individual bricks dedicated to loved ones.”
For more details about how to make or leave a gift in your Will, or to purchase a dedicated brick in the Wall of Light then please contact Rebecca or Nicola in the Fundraising Team on 01429 855555.