Duchess visits Fakenham GC during Children’s Hospice Week

The Duchess of Cambridge bought plants at Fakenham Garden Centre last week to help develop a new garden at a Norfolk children's hospice.

At The Nook she met staff and worked with volunteers and families to create a new garden at the hospice, run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), in Norfolk.

Sunflower in memory of Fraser

The Duchess of Cambridge gave the Delf family a sunflower in memory of their son Fraser, who died earlier this year from a rare genetic condition.  She was so moved by the story of nine-year-old Fraser Delf that she gave a sunflower in his memory. The bloom, the symbol of hospice care, was the favourite of Fraser.

Greenfingers Charity is working with The Nook

Greenfingers Charity is working with The Nook, designing an holistic imaginative space with areas for play, sensory experiences and private areas for relaxation and reflection.

This new garden will support the many hundreds of life-limited children and families that spend time at this hospice which was opened by the Duchess just last year.

Other hospices on Greenfingers’ waiting list

  • Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough supports children and young people suffering from life-limiting conditions throughout six Midland counties. VaRa Garden Design, along with the landscape team Alfresco, will extend and update the hospices memory garden. Work here is due to start in just a few weeks’ time.
  • Haven House in Woodford Green, Essex, a nurse-led hospice for babies, children and young people under 19 who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. Thanks to award winning designer Tom Hoblyn, a new reflection garden will be created within a stunning woodland space.
  • St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle provides care for babies, children and young adults across the North East of England in their relaxed and ‘home-from-home’ environment. The hospice has asked Greenfingers Charity to create an all-inclusive play garden which is fun for children with complex disabilities and their siblings and peers.
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