HighGround partnership continues to blossom

Company: Vitax and HighGround

Vitax’s partnership with HighGround continues to blossom following its support of the charity’s Indoor Bulb Planner.

The company has been working with HighGround for over 12 months, championing its Horticultural Therapy programme at DMRC Stanford Hall in Loughborough.

Created and written by Andy Wright, Stanford Hall’s therapeutic garden manager, the handy, informative planner brings together advice on how to brighten your home with the most beautiful and scented flowers you can grow indoors.

Each bulb featured comes with a comprehensive guide as to when to plant, when it will flower and plant care information.

The planner is one of many fundraising activities the charity has embarked on for 2021.  It has recently collaborated with Lady Cholmeley at Easton Walled Garden to create the HighGround Sweet Pea mix, a selection of red, blue and white sweet peas.

Both the planner and sweet peas will see proceeds go to the charity so it can continue to provide its ground-breaking Horticultural Therapy programmes.

Paul Gooding, chairman at Vitax, says: “We are thrilled to support HighGround on its new fundraising initiative. The planner is very comprehensive and relies on people to donate. Accessible to all, it really is a ‘must-have’ guide for all houseplant enthusiasts.

“The Horticultural Therapy programme continues to go from strength-to-strength and has helped many injured serving servicemen and women overcome both physical and mental barriers on their recovery journey. We have witnessed first-hand the work they do and how it positively changes people’s lives – which is fantastic.”

DMRC Stanford Hall treats three patient groups – Neuro (head injuries), Complex Trauma (amputees) and Force Generation (joints and spines) and Horticultural Therapy is used as rehabilitation intervention across all three groups.

Anna Baker Cresswell, HighGround’s executive director, adds: “Horticultural Therapy is a must-have for patients at DMRC Stanford Hall and an integral part of their rehabilitation and recovery. The planner, along with the sweet peas, will help to raise much-needed funds after a challenging year. 

“Without the support of Vitax and others we would not be able to continue the work we do and are truly grateful.”

To view the planner and donate, please visit:  https://highground-uk.org/support-us/ways-support-us/

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