LOFA are great supporters of Greenfingers, and this year we will be donating £10,000 again to this wonderful charity.
Last year our donation helped a project at The Nook – a children’s hospice in Norfolk which was officially opened by HRH, the Duchess of Cambridge in 2019. The three-acre site is a holistic and therapeutic garden designed by RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner Ann-Marie Powell.
The funding from LOFA will go towards creating the infrastructure to reach this garden. So, wheelchair accessible pathways, lighting and beautiful planting of shrubs and trees.
This year’s LOFA donation will be go towards a garden at Derian House, where garden designer Chris Foreshaw will be transforming a tired courtyard garden. The garden is currently only accessed via the main hospice building and bedrooms; places where privacy is of the upmost importance.
Tackling this issue will be a key component of Chris’ design, where a mixture of interactive zones will be linked together by a central covered space. The design has also included elements of imaginative and subdued lighting and extra seating whilst maintaining the privacy of the gardens outside the bedrooms. The build at Derian House is set to get underway in autumn 2022. The cheque will be presented to Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising & Communications, on the first day of the SOLEX show.
If you would like to donate please go to www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk.