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Sensory Memorial Garden

(West Yorkshire)

To provide a sensory “quiet” garden, a “Friendly Giant” tactile feature and three tactile animal models (to hang in our Monkey Tree) for people with severe and profound disabilities at Hollybank Trust’s residential and day care facility in West Yorkshire. They have said this is what they would like!

Our goals:

  • To improve the day to day lives and enrich the experience of people who use Hollybank, by giving them a wider range of outdoor spaces to explore and enjoy.
  • To include Hollybank residents in the design and decision-making about the outdoor space in which they live.
  • To complete the sensory/memorial garden and add unusual and exciting features to our garden for long term use of the whole Hollybank community.
£10k project Currently ranked in

How we will achieve our goals

A Community Award would ensure we are able to go ahead with this project which is already planned and ready to go. The landscaping company has been briefed and we have a team of volunteers from the local community who are ready to do their bit with the planting, dressing and finishing off of the project. Once built we will seek feedback from our residents and users to make sure we have it right for them.

Where the money will go

Used for education, entertainment, sensory stimulation or as a calming environment, this project will encourage our residents to develop an engagement with, and awareness of, their surroundings, by engaging all five senses. The planting will also encourage wildlife by encouraging insects, birds and small mammals, connecting residents with nature.

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  1. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Thanks for allowing this project into nominations … Hollybank does an amazing job; it would be great if they could win this award ?

  2. Posted on August 10, 2017

    A very deserving recipient if they are lucky enough to win. A wonderful place that impresses everyone who visits.

  3. Posted on August 11, 2017

    Very worthy cause that does amazing work. This garden will make a massive difference to all of the babies, children, young people and adults they care for.

  4. Posted on August 11, 2017

    A fantastic and worthy project !


  5. Posted on August 15, 2017

    Wonderful work done by the Trust. Deserves to win for the benefit of children and adults in their care.

  6. Posted on August 15, 2017

    The development of the Sensory Memorial Garden will definitely assist with the ethos of the trust “Quality of Life for Life” not only for the residents but for it’s visitors and not forgetting the wildlife. Good Luck in the voting!

  7. Posted on August 18, 2017

    An excellent project by a fantastic organisation. Hope they win!

  8. Posted on August 22, 2017

    Absolutely amazing organisation! One of the few organisations that genuinely puts the clients first. Every visit here has always restored my faith in humanity. Couldn’t think of a worthier cause.

  9. Posted on August 24, 2017

    What a fabulous project – it deserves to win funding ?

  10. Posted on August 24, 2017

    Good luck guys xx

  11. Posted on August 25, 2017

    A fantastic project and a fantastic charity. Good luck, Hollybank!

  12. Posted on August 25, 2017

    A fabulous and deserving recipient… amazing place to visit

  13. Posted on August 28, 2017

    I jumped out of a ‘plane in July and raised £869 for this project and have been championing the Sensory Garden since I heard about it. Good luck to Hollybank Trust! I’ve voted and shared with everyone I know… Fingers crossed! xx

  14. Posted on August 29, 2017

    I cannot begin to express what an amazing place this is, and the positive impact it has had on our whole family. It would be brilliant if this facility could win funding, it would certainly make a huge difference to all the young people who could use it. Good luck!

  15. Posted on August 29, 2017

    Hope that they win as Hollybank is such a wonderful place for both children and adults and the staff are so caring and helpful and have been fantastic with our non verbal granddaughter who as also severe learning difficulties. All the people who attend Hollybank would so benefit from a sensory garden in more ways than one. I wish them all the luck in the world to achieve this award.

  16. Posted on August 30, 2017

    I couldn’t think of a more deserving project, having raised money myself for Holly Bank I know how much this means to the children and young adults, good luck!

  17. Posted on August 31, 2017

    We consider Hollybank Trust an extension of our family. The education, care, support, therapy and social experiences are invaluable. We are fully behind this project. Good luck. X

  18. Posted on September 6, 2017

    Amazing place and my son enjoys being there ***

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