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Bexley hospice launches crowdfunding campaign

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 May 2018

Ellen Tumelty, Hospice Lead for Inpatient Services. Picture: Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

Ellen Tumelty, Hospice Lead for Inpatient Services. Picture: Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

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Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice is launching its first ever crowdfunding campaign to fill a new sensory garden with plants, flowers and a fountain.

The garden is sited directly outside the wards where people with terminal illnesses can spend precious time with their families and friends.

Wheelchair access is available and patients can even be wheeled out in their beds to enjoy being outside.

The garden space is currently being levelled and the beds and planters created – but the money for the sensory plants and trees is still needed.

Ellen Tumelty, Hospice lead for inpatient services, said: “We’ve got four weeks to raise the £5,900 we need to be able to get people outside with their families, feel the sun on their face and give them space to chat together.

“We have a beautiful woodland hospice but people staying on the ward can’t access our gardens easily.”

To find out more about the crowdfunding campaign visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/a-garden-to-touch-the-senses.

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