Chase Farm Charity Garden Project
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
The Capetown Ward Garden is based on a Japanese, Zen garden, providing a tranquil space for people recovering from a stroke or brain injuries.
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.
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:
I can be contacted at the following times:
Royal Free Charity
Chase Farm Hospital
Direct: 020 8375 2186
Mobile: 07399 487 234
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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.