On Thursday 14th November we held the official launch of our capital appeal for Horatio’s Garden Cardiff at the Cardiff & County Club. The charity was joined by over 100 enthusiastic new supporters, including rugby legend Sir Gareth Edwards. Everyone who attended was evidently passionate about the charity and embraced the opportunity to learn more about how Horatio’s Garden intends to plant hope in the heart of Cardiff.
As part of the redevelopment project being undertaken by the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board at University Hospital Llandough, the charity is building one of its award-winning gardens in the Welsh Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre to support everyone affected by spinal injury in Wales.
Among the guests at the official launch was Sarah Price, the two-time Chelsea gold medal winner who is designing the garden. Sarah introduced everyone to her designs and explained how she will be creating a stunning, fully accessible garden that will feel like home for patients and their loved ones all year round.
Meanwhile, Co-founder and Chair of Trustees Dr Olivia Chapple told the story of the charity, thanked guests for their incredible and generous support of Horatio’s Garden and encouraged everyone to spread the word about the fundraising appeal.
As we’re hoping to raise a total of £800,000 to bring Horatio’s Garden Cardiff to life by summer 2021, we need your help! No event or donation is too big or too small. This is your chance to be part of an exciting movement to enhance the lives of people from all over Wales who have been affected by spinal injury.
We are so grateful to everyone who joined us for the event and are looking forward to fundraising with many of you throughout the year to come!