The National Garden Scheme has supported Hospice UK since 1996, donating over £5 million during that time. In 2020 due to the pandemic, we donated an initial £425,000 topped up to £500,000 in early 2021 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.”
Discover more about what our support means to Hospice UK in our 25th year of partnership here