The National Garden Scheme has supported Hospice UK since 1996, donating over £5 million during that time. In 2019, the National Garden Scheme donated £500,000 to Hospice UK.
Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care – providing services that transform the lives of the terminally ill and those who love them. The charity works with more than 200 local hospices across the country to support over 200,000 adults, children and babies with terminal and life-limiting conditions every year, as well as their families, carers and friends.
Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK, said: “We are hugely grateful for the amazing support for hospice care shown by everyone at the National Garden Scheme – the team at Hatchlands, county organisers and volunteers – and also to members of the public who visit these beautiful gardens. The funding from the National Garden Scheme is vital to the sustainability of more than 200 hospices across the UK, and makes a lasting difference to terminally ill people and their families.
“We share the National Garden Scheme’s vision of the valuable therapeutic benefits of gardens in promoting people’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Gardens have a very important role in hospice care, providing a beautiful and tranquil space for people with terminal and life-limiting conditions and their families to receive counselling, bereavement support, learn new skills or simply take time out for quiet reflection.”