A HOSPICE in St Asaph is planning to create a new “Hospice Garden”, which will aim to provide a peaceful, comforting environment for patients, their families and caregivers.

St Kentigern Hospice was gifted a large plot of land from Castle Green Homes - this additional land is situated at the back of the hospice, off the existing hospice gardens, and will be used for the new garden.

The hospice is launching a new campaign, entitled Grow Our Gardens, aiming to raise £30,000 to fund the project.


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Michaella Brannan, fundraising manager, said: “This outdoor space has so much potential for the hospice and the services we provide.

“Once completed, we could provide a space for patients to achieve personal goals, receive therapy, and spend time with their loved ones and even offer consultations outside.

“The benefit of the great outdoors on patient and carer wellbeing is vast.

“So, this month, we’re launching a new fundraising campaign - Grow Our Gardens. If we can raise £30,000, then we can make this space one to be proud of.

“This is a huge task, it will not be easy and it is going to require a combined effort from every member of the hospice family.

“However, in doing this, we will change lives of those in our care forever.

Key features of the Hospice Garden will include sensory gardens, comfortable seating areas, therapeutic landscaping, accessible pathways, and community involvement.

St Kentigern anticipates that the Hospice Garden will become a vital resource for the community, fostering a sense of connection and support during difficult times.

The hospice will keep the community updated on the progress of the project through regular updates on its website and social media channels.

If you would like to support the development of this project please donate by visiting: www.stkentigernhospice.org.uk/grow-our-gardens.

Jane McGrath, chief executive of St Kentigern Hospice, added: “Our Hospice Garden represents our ongoing commitment to compassionate care and improving the lives of those in our community.

“We believe that this dedicated space will provide solace, comfort, and moments of respite for individuals facing difficult life limiting diagnosis or the end of their life.”