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Amberswood View - a secluded retreat in the hospice gardens

(Greater Manchester)

We plan to provide a secluded garden in a natural setting as a beautiful retreat for patients and their visitors. At what is an incredibly difficult time we want to provide a place where they can go to think or reflect in private. This garden will feel completely natural and help our patients and visitors retreat to a place of calm and peace.

Our goals:

  • To provide a secluded retreat for patients and visitors for them to spend time in quiet reflection. This retreat will be a haven, away from the formality of the hospice setting, and allow patients to feel they are stepping back in to 'normal' life.
  • To create a natural garden area suited to the prevailing conditions which will include wild flower planting, grasses and fruit and vegetables to harvest for the Hospice kitchens.
  • To provide a natural habitat which will attract a variety of wildlife including butterflies, bees, birds and bats. This will create a point of interest and discussion for families and children enabling them to make new lasting memories.
£10k project Currently ranked 5 in Health, Disability and Social Care

How we will achieve our goals

We have developed a comprehensive project plan and are confident we can deliver this project on time and within budget.

Where the money will go

The Hospice has been caring for the people of Wigan and Leigh for almost 35 years and in that time has cared for tens of thousands of patients. We care for over 1,000 patients every year and have many more visitors to the Hospice site. The new facility will provide a place of special retreat and comfort, different to anything we currently have.

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22 August 2017

This is a brilliant new addition to the hospice and will be well utilised by the team and all family…

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Keep up the votes!!

22 August 2017

This is a brilliant new addition to the hospice and will be well utilised by the team and all family…

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  1. Posted on August 21, 2017

    This garden would be fantastic for the patients at Wigan and Leigh hospice my father in law would of loved a visit he enjoyed seeing the wildlife from his window at the hospice I really hope they get the much needed grant

  2. Posted on August 21, 2017

    What a lovely idea. This garden would be a wonderful addition to the hospice. I really hope you are awarded the grant.

  3. Posted on August 21, 2017

    Fantastic for the patients at Wigan and Leigh hospice my sisters and niece would of loved this garden. Hope you get this grant xx

  4. Posted on August 21, 2017

    Fantastic project. My Mum enjoyed looking out from her window whilst on the in patient unit. Wigan and Leigh Hospice is set in beautiful grounds. This would be a lovely retreat for patients and their families. Good luck !

  5. Posted on August 21, 2017

    Hope everyone supports this project and you get this grant.

  6. Posted on August 22, 2017

    Fantastic worth while project, a great and worthy cause i really hope you receive the award best wishes Graham

  7. Posted on August 25, 2017

    My darling husband John loved to look out of the window of his room at the lovely gardens, squirrels and wild life. Best wishes for success. You truly deserve it. ❤️ xx

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