New Sensory Garden planned thanks to Cottesmore Golf Ladies

Hopes for a new sensory garden at Langley Green Hospital in Crawley are about to become a reality and it's all down to the amazing efforts of Heather Skinner, Lady Captain for 2018, and the ladies at Cottesmore Golf Club.

Heads On was chosen as Cottesmore Golf Lady Captain's Charity of the Year for 2018 and throughout the year the ladies there organised fundraising events, which continued unabated despite a devastating fire at the Golf Club in June 2018. 

A grand total of £6,630 has been raised and the money will now be used to create a sensory garden, which has been planned and designed by service users at the hospital. Heather had the chance to catch up with the Occupational Therapy Team as her tenure as Lady Captain came to an end, to survey the site and discuss the plans and design for the garden.

The aim is to create a space to be enjoyed by patients, carers and visitors for years to come that is beautiful, welcoming and peaceful. Somewhere people can come to relax. Not only will patients be involved in planning and planting the garden, the patient gardening groups will also maintain it.

"As well as providing an immediate positive therapeutic purpose in creating the project, service users would manage the area on an ongoing basis so it continues on into the future", said Isobel Clark, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist. "We are absolutely thrilled to be able to move forward with our project and this would not be possible without the support and generosity of Heather and Cottesmore. What a difference this is going to make!"

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