Horatio's Garden

Points of Light Award

March 28 2017

Horatio’s Garden has been awarded a Points of Light Award by the Prime Minister. 

In a letter to Olivia Chapple Teresa May said “The beautiful gardens you have created are having a positive impact on people being treated for spinal cord injuries and are a wonderful tribute to Horatio’s memory. By making peaceful and serene places for patients and their families, you are providing them with much needed respite from being in hospital.”

The Points of Light Awards were first established by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, over 5,000 US Points of Light have been recognised in the USA. UK Points of Light was developed in partnership with the US programme and launched in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street in April 2014.

Since then hundreds of people have been named Points of Light by the Prime Minister, highlighting an enormous array of innovative and inspirational volunteering across the length and breadth of Britain.