The National Garden Scheme’s partnership with Hospice UK continues to bloom

The National Garden Scheme’s partnership with Hospice UK continues to bloom

Fri 17 Mar 2017

Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK, said:

“We are hugely grateful for the amazing support for hospice care shown by everyone at the National Garden Scheme (NGS) – the team at Hatchlands, county organisers and volunteers – and also to members of the public who visit these beautiful gardens.

“The funding from the NGS is vital to the sustainability of more than 200 hospices across the UK, and makes a lasting difference to terminally ill people and their families.

“We share the NGS’s vision of the valuable therapeutic benefits of gardens in promoting people’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Gardens have a very important role in hospice care, providing a beautiful and tranquil space for people with terminal and life-limiting conditions and their families to receive counselling, bereavement support, learn new skills or simply take time out for quiet reflection.

“We are incredibly proud to be a partner of the NGS during its 90th anniversary year.”


Key facts:

  • The NGS has supported Hospice UK since 1997. We received a £500,000 donation from the NGS in 2016, making them the largest single funder of our work.
  • The NGS has generously donated £500,000 to Hospice UK in 2017, raising our partnership total to a fantastic £4.5 million to support hospice care.
  • The NGS has supported clinical development and innovation within hospice care over the past 20 years, and has enabled Hospice UK to deliver essential training and development for hospice doctors and nurses across the country.


Additional information:

  • In 2017 10 hospices will open their grounds to visitors at different times of the year.
  • They are: Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Butterfly Hospice, Willowbrook Hospice, St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Marie Curie Hospice (Liverpool), Marie Curie Hospice (Solihull), Marie Curie Hospice (Hampstead), Richard House Children’s Hospice, Treetops Hospice Care, Royal Trinity Hospice.


Notes to Editor:

  • Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care. Our vision is hospice care for every person in need.
  • Our services and projects transform the lives of the terminally ill and those who love them. We work with more than 200 local hospices across the country to support over 200,000 adults, children and babies with terminal and life-limiting conditions every year, as well as their families, carers and friends.
  • We ensure that hospice doctors, nurses and volunteers have the training, funding and resources they need to provide the very best end of life care. Hospices, and other organisations which provide hospice care, offer vital care for people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and also support their families and carers.
  • The chances are that we all know someone who has been cared for by a hospice. It could be a colleague, a friend, or someone in our family. Hospice care transforms lives. But sadly, one in four families in the UK who are need hospice care can’t get it. This means that there are more than 100,000 people every year who are missing out. The support of the NGS is crucial to our work in ensuring that the best end of life care is there for every person in need.


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