I had the great priviledge last week of visiting the Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge, to present them with a cheque for £1,000, which we raised through our plant sale.
I have spent a bit of time at a children’s hospice recently, having rebuilt our Shrewsbury Flower Show display garden at Hope House in Oswestry after the show.
Though they are quite different from each other, both are wonderfully inspiring places, where the staff do some unbelievable work.
It’s hard to believe that it’s all done through fund-raising and relying on people’s generosity.
So thanks to everyone who came along to the plant sale and helped raise such a great amount, and please continue to support your local hospices whenever you can – they do some great work.
The picture shows me meeting Joanne Griffin, a day patient at Mary Stevens, and Yvonne Elgerton.
I’d also taken along a plant to put in the hospice’s sensory garden.
May I also say thank you to Janet Jones, from the hospice’s fund-raising department, who sent Boningale the following item, which now has pride of place in our office.