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Horticultural Therapy Challenge

(Surrey)

The Horticultural Therapy Challenge will provide 45 seriously injured service personnel with 270 sessions of Horticultural Therapy. Techniques are employed to assist participants to learn new skills or regain those that are lost. Daily activity is adapted to each patient in a secure garden where they will gain maximum benefit from calm surroundings

Our goals:

  • To provide support for three patient groups: Neuro (head injuries), Force Generation (joints and spines) and Complex Trauma (amputees)
  • To improve the memory, cognitive abilities, task initiation, language skills, and socialisation of the participants
  • To help strengthen muscles and improve coordination, balance, and endurance of the participants through physical rehabilitation
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How we will achieve our goals

The award will provide rehabilitation treatments that include: improving standing tolerance by repotting tomatoes in the Spring and pruning fruit trees in the Winter, increasing fine motor skills by pricking out seedling and seed-saving in the Winter, improving endurance and pacing by planting up raised beds in Spring and harvesting crops in Autumn

Where the money will go

This project offers a unique opportunity in providing a space beyond formal therapy to engage in a physical activity in a safe outside environment. Patients can see the benefit of their hard work, resulting in them being more engaged and motivated in their rehabilitation. Fresh confidence and skills gained will help participants to find employment

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  1. Posted on August 9, 2017

    HighGround, does the most amazing job for our amazing armed service personnel. Fingers crossed that you can provide even more invaluable sessions.

  2. Posted on August 9, 2017

    My son went through a life changing disability while serving in the armed forces. Without this much needed thereto I seriously don’t think he would have made it through as well without their support and giving him a focus while he was adjusting. Thank you.

  3. Posted on August 11, 2017

    Glad to support OneFamily in this well worth venture supporting our veterans

  4. Posted on August 20, 2017

    HighGround help me out thank you Anna

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