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Hospice Plant Sales Offer Value for Money


Local Hospice Care charity Phyllis Tuckwell has a wide variety of plants on sale at low prices, so if you want to brighten up your garden after those dull winter months, then this is the place to visit!

“We hold plant sales on the first Sunday of every month, from April to October, to raise money to help fund our care,” says Charli Quay-Barnham, Community Fundraising Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “Over the years our stock of plants has grown and we now have a huge variety on sale, and all at much cheaper prices than you would find in the shops.”

The first plant sale of 2020 will be held on Sunday 5th April, from 10am-1pm, at the Hospice in Farnham. Many plants are donated just prior to a sale and a huge range is available, so whether you want to spruce up your whole garden, a few patio pots or just a window box, there’s sure to be something for you. Phyllis Tuckwell’s volunteers will also be on hand at the sales and can offer general advice.

However, you don’t have to wait for these monthly sales to buy your greenery – Phyllis Tuckwell currently has a wide variety of plants which are on sale at the Hospice every day. Come along on a day which is convenient for you and browse through the wonderful display at your leisure. All plants are marked with their prices, so just choose your favourites and take them to the Hospice reception to pay.

Once you’ve prepared your garden for the summer, why not show off your hard work at Phyllis Tuckwell’s Open Gardens event? The charity is looking for residents across its catchment area of West Surrey & North East Hampshire, who would be happy to open their gardens sometime between May and July for visitors to wander around, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of each and maybe taking away a few ideas to try out on their own green spaces at home. For more information and to register to open your garden visit www.pth.org.uk/open-gardens.

All of the money raised by these events will go towards funding the care which Phyllis Tuckwell provides. Every day it supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford – through medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support. However, as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to do this. Last year its plants sales raised over £1,400 and Open Gardens raised over £10,000 – which together is enough to pay for nearly three months’ care from one of its In-Patient Unit (IPU) nurses. Caring for up to five patients each, the IPU nurses provide 24-hour nursing care, as well as offering emotional support to patients’ families and carers, too.

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice is situated on the corner of Waverley Lane and Menin Way, Farnham, GU9 8BL, and is fully wheelchair accessible. For more information on the plant sales, call 01252 729446, email fundraising@pth.org.uk or visit www.pth.org.uk

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