Becoming a Friend of Horatio’s Garden is a wonderfully generous way to support the charity, which is why we’re dedicating the month of July to celebrating each and every one of our regular givers with the very first Horatio’s Garden Friends Awareness Month.
Recognising the incredible contribution of our Friends is something that’s always been important to us and in a year when the charity has faced unprecedented challenges, your unwavering support has been a steady source of calm and comfort to countless people across the country.
Those who thoughtfully choose to give a regular gift are not only helping patients affected by spinal injury, their loved ones and the NHS staff who care for them right now, they are also helping to secure the future of each of our gardens.
By giving a regular donation of any amount, our Friends enable us to plan the next chapter for each Horatio’s Garden. As it costs £75,000 a year to run each of our stunning sanctuaries, this extraordinary kindness goes a long way.
• £8 a month could buy adapted gardening tools for every Horatio’s Garden so that every patient can get involved in gardening and enjoy horticultural therapy
• £10 a month could buy garden seating for friends and family to use when they visit the garden to spend time with their loved one
• £15 a month means patients can fill raised beds and planters with seasonal plants and grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables
• £25 a month could buy an adapted sewing machine so that all patients can take part in creative workshops that support their wellbeing
Our Friends are also integral to helping us begin new projects.
With over 2,500 people in the UK sustaining a spinal injury every year, your gifts truly matter. In time, the commitment of our Friends will mean that we can offer everyone spending many months in hospital access to a Horatio’s Garden.
This is why we felt that now was the time to show our immense appreciation in just a few small ways. Throughout July, we’ll be sharing some new stories from our gardens on our social media channels and on our website to show just how much of a difference our Friends make to so many people’s lives.
Additionally, we’ll be hearing from one of our Friends about why they were inspired to give their regular gift, whilst we’ll also be offering everyone a little more information about how you too can become a Friend of the charity.
We will always be eternally grateful to anyone who gives a regular gift to Horatio’s Garden and hope that this Friends Awareness Month, everyone will discover the power of your donations.