Award winning garden designer, landscaper Jody Lidgard officially opened the new pirate themed garden at Andy’s at St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby on Tuesday 17th April. The opening was attended by hospice staff, children and families and many friends of Greenfingers Charity who generously supported the creation of this new enchanting garden.
Originally from Grimsby and passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people, Jody was keen to work with Greenfingers Charity to design and create a garden which would provide life-limited children with a feast of new sensory experiences.
Michelle Rollinson, Chief Executive of Andy’s at St Andrew’s Hospice said “We are delighted with how our new pirate-themed garden looks. Jody and his team, as well as the team at Greenfingers have done a fantastic job of transforming the area. The new garden will give patients and their families a space to relax at a time in their lives when it matters the most.”
John Ashley, Greenfingers Charity Chairman said: “Having seen this garden before work started, I am thrilled to see this wonderful transformation which I’m sure children and families will very much enjoy.
“On behalf of everyone at Greenfingers Charity, I must thank our many friends who have made the building of this garden possible through their continued generosity. In particular, I would like to say a huge thank you to Jody and his team, the team from Kew Green Hotels who have been tirelessly fundraising as well as volunteering in the garden. To the teams at British Garden Centres who donated plants and funds raised through carrier bag sales and to Smart Garden Products who kindly donated solar lighting.”
“Thanks must also go to the many supporters who raise money on Garden Re-Leaf Day, to Great British Cards who raise huge sums and to the Associations, grant making trusts and individuals who so generously support our work. It is only with their help that we are able to continue creating magical and inspiring gardens such as these.”
John Ashley (Greenfingers Chairman), Tim & Jody Lidgard (Bespoke Outdoor Spaces), Linda Petrons (Head of Fundraising & Commnications)
The water fountains and fully accessible decking will be enjoyed by all
FUNdraisers from Kew Green Hotels
John presents Michelle Rollinson (St Andrew's Hospice CEO) with a picture memory for the hospice