Fundraising effort to pay for garden

Potential donors and local horticultural companies at the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice as part of the plans by charity Greenfingers to transform the garden
Potential donors and local horticultural companies at the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice as part of the plans by charity Greenfingers to transform the garden

A children’s hospice will get an inspirational new garden courtesy of the charity Greenfingers.

The charity has plans to build a multi-purpose space aimed at enhancing the experience of children and families using the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Fund-raising efforts to raise £50,000 have started with potential donors and local horticultural companies invited to the hospice in Brackenhall to hear more about the plans for the garden, see the space that is set to be transformed and find out more about the hospice.

Matthew Wilson, chairman of Greenfingers, said: “At Greenfingers we are very excited at the prospect of making a wonderful garden for the children at Forget Me Not to enjoy.

“We can’t wait to get started on building it, but must raise vital funds before that can happen – we are now calling on the people of Yorkshire to join us and get involved.

“We would urge people to get in touch, whether as individuals who would like to donate, or companies who may be able to help us with materials for the project.

“Let’s make this happen for all the children and families at Forget Me Not.”

Vicki Finlay, director of care at the hospice, added: “We are thrilled that Greenfingers have chosen us as their charity to support in 2013/14.

“Together we hope to raise the funds to be able to realize our plans for a garden that will create a special space for our children and families. Please help us to make this happen.”

To donate call 01494 674749 email info@greenfingerscharity.org.uk, or visit the charity’s website www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk

Donations can also be made via Just giving at www.justgiving.com/greenfingers

The garden at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is just one garden set to be built as part of Greenfingers’ ambitious ‘Rosy Cheeks’ appeal.