ENGIE maintains hospital garden
Volunteers at ENGIE have returned with their gardening tools to maintain the colourful paradise they have created for patients, families and staff at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.
The garden, which is located outside of the Eatwell café in the main entrance of the hospital, was given a complete makeover by Engie in July. They planted it with beautiful sensory plants, adding colour and a fresh aroma to the area.
The volunteers from ENGIE returned on October 19th to maintain the garden, adding new plants to the garden that are more suitable for the winter period. ENGIE also brought with them a sign to go up in the garden, it proudly boasts that the garden is maintained by ENGIE.
Cara-Jayne Portess, Communications and Engagement Manager, ENGIE said: “Following on from our initial team effort back in July, staff from ENGIE once again donned their gardening gloves and wellies to give the Eatwell garden a pre-winter tidy up and to plant some spring bulbs.
“We purposely chose a selection of bright and cheerful bulbs which will all bloom at different times to bring much-needed colour to the gardens after the long dark days of winter. The bulbs will hopefully cheer up the garden and bring some brightness for staff, patients and families to enjoy.”
Victoria Winterton, the charity manager for the Health Tree Foundation, the hospital’s official charity, said: “We really appreciate ENGIEs support towards the hospital. Their commitment to making a difference at their local hospital is greatly welcomed. ENGIE continue to show support, last year they raised over £1500 for the Pink Rose Suite at Grimsby Hospital after they chose it for their charity of the year.”
“This garden is a welcoming area for staff, patients and families to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Having calming areas in a hospital environment is very important for patients experience.”
If you are a local business like ENGIE and would like to get involved in a project or make a donation you can donate through JustGiving, http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/nlagcharitablefunds/bigthankyou or by contacting The Health Tree Foundation at email@example.com or 03033 304514