Tuesday 21st May 2024

We Donate Towards Rossendale Hospice Sensory Rooftop Garden

We have donated £500 towards upgrading the sensory rooftop garden at Rossendale Hospice to give back to the community surrounding our Woodside development in Rossendale.

Rossendale Hospice garden

Supporting our communities

Our donation was put towards a wide range of items for the garden, including new plants and shrubs. The garden acts as a place of calm and relaxation offering patients the opportunity to tend to flowers and shrubs bringing enrichment and enjoyment to their time at the hospice.

Rossendale Hospice offers end-of-life care for patients in Rossendale with cancer and other life-limiting conditions as well as supporting their families. The hospice offers a range of essential services to help them through this difficult time.

Rossendale Hospice garden

Unfortunately, NHS funding covers only 25% of the hospice's £1 million plus annual running costs, with the remaining 75% needing to be raised via donations and fundraising.

Irene Smith, CEO of Rossendale Hospice, said: "We have a really lovely rooftop garden at Rossendale Hospice where patients can sit outside, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the calm and beauty of the plants. Many of our patients enjoy tending to the plants and shrubs which they find very soothing, as well as a sense of escapism from their health issues and the joy of doing something "normal".

"We are very grateful for the support Taylor Wimpey has offered us in upgrading our rooftop garden, it will provide hours of enjoyment for our patients."