Open Your Garden for Phyllis Tuckwell
If you’re a green-fingered nature lover, why not show off your flowers in Phyllis Tuckwell’s Open Gardens event? The Hospice Care charity is looking for residents across its catchment area of West Surrey & North East Hampshire, who would be happy to open their gardens during the spring or summer this year 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.
Visitors to the gardens will each pay a small fee, which will go towards helping fund the care which Phyllis Tuckwell offers to local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. Gardens of any size or design can be part of this event – the more varied the displays on offer, the more people will want to browse around them, taking inspiration for their own outdoor spaces.
Every day, Phyllis Tuckwell supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, in the community, 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 do this, and therefore relies heavily on fundraising events such as this.
You may also wish to sell refreshments or plants at your open garden event, to raise even more money to support Phyllis Tuckwell’s care. To find out more or to register your garden, contact Phyllis Tuckwell’s Fundraising team on 01252 729446, email [email protected] or visit www.pth.org.uk/open-gardens-2020.