Chase Farm Charity Garden Project

on Wednesday, 28 September 2016. Posted in N21 Community

 

 

My name is Savi Tailor and I am the Community Fundraiser for the Chase Farm Charity.

 

Since August 2015 we have been fundraising  to transform two under-used outdoor spaces in to specialist therapeutic gardens, which will not only look beautiful but help our patients and their families with recovery and rehabilitation. The designs have been  put together with a local architectural garden designer, with input from patients and staff. 

 

The Adelaide Ward Garden is designed to support dementia patients and includes a row of shop fronts and individual front gardens, to provoke memory recall and provide a stimulating environment. Dementia touches many people. There are 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia. By 2025 this number is expected to exceed one million.

 

 

“In the morning patients here don’t know what to do with themselves.

 If I can go outside and watch things grow I have something to look forward to and a reason to get up.”

 Joyce, patient on Adelaide Ward (Aug - Nov 2015)

 

The Adelaide Ward garden is designed to:

Support memory recollection through sound, smell and visual stimulation

 Reduce the risk of depression

 Provide a calming environment

 Decrease anxiety levels

 Increase social interaction

 Promote independence

 


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The Capetown Ward Garden is based on a Japanese, Zen garden, providing a tranquil space for people recovering from a stroke or brain injuries.

 

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Patients will be able to:

 

Escape to a quiet place away from the ward

 Measure key milestones of progress through rehab

 Take part in group gardening and horticulture therapy

 Develop muscle strength and balance

 Enjoy therapy sessions in the fresh air

 Increase motivation, self-esteem and self-confidence

 Decrease anxiety levels

 

The gardens are going to cost £120,000 to build, but the good news is that we have already raised £95,000, through donations from individuals and groups locally, so we are well on the way to making these gardens a reality over the next two months.

 

Work started on the 1st June 2016 with 5 amazing local volunteers helping to clear the gardens, followed the next week by over 55 staff from Tesco who incredibly managed to completed the task, and first part of the transformation.

 

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We now have all block paving going in on the Adelaide Ward garden and several corporate companies coming in to start doing some of the planting up. The contractors will then move over to begin the ground works on the Capetown Ward garden,


How can you help?

 

Can you make a donation?

Could you organise a fundraising event for us?

Could you spare some time to help us to build and plant up the garden?

 

More information about the Chase Farm Garden Project and how you can help us achieve it can be found on our website:

 

www.royalfreecharity.org/charities/chase-farm-garden-project

 

I can be contacted at the following times:

Monday – Friday : 9:30 – 1:30pm

Royal Free Charity

Chase Farm Hospital

The Ridgeway

Enfield

EN2 8JL

 

Direct: 020 8375 2186

Mobile: 07399 487 234

 

Registered Charity No 1165672 | A Company limited by guarantee | Registered in England and Wales No. 09987907

www.royalfreecharity.org

Follow us on Twitter @BarnetHospChty



 


Savi Tailor

Community Fundraiser (Chase Farm)

Over the next year we are transforming two under-used outdoor spaces in Chase Farm Hospital into specialist therapeutic gardens to help our patients and their families.

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