We would like to say an enormous thank you to the League of Friends at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH), who recently donated £1,000 to Horatio’s Garden Midlands!

The League of Friends have been fundraising locally throughout lockdown to support everyone at the hospital, with this donation to support Horatio’s Garden just one of the many wonderful gifts they have given to help people facing extraordinarily difficult times.

As well as helping us to continue planting hope for people with spinal injuries currently spending time in the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI), the League of Friends have also been generously supporting patients by giving them various useful gifts. These have included Facebook Portals, which have been vital in enabling people to speak with their loved ones via video whilst visits continue to be restricted.

Furthermore, much has been done to help the NHS staff caring for patients too, which has often simply involved providing snacks for the team, as well as thoughtful extras for the events and activities taking place in Horatio’s Garden.

The League of Friends have been absolutely fantastic in their support of the charity since 2017, when we first proposed bringing Horatio’s Garden to Oswestry.

Led by vice-chairman, Lady Trevor, the organisation successfully raised and contributed over £260,000 to the capital appeal, which was instrumental in bringing the project to life.

Throughout lockdown, Horatio’s Garden has been enjoyed and appreciated by both patients and staff more than ever, illustrating how the continued support of the League of Friends makes a real difference.

As Ward Manager, Rebecca Warren, said in a recent piece by The Shropshire Star about the organisation’s remarkable generosity, “The League of Friends has always been incredibly supportive. Horatio’s Garden has been a lifeline to our patients during this difficult time. I am just so grateful to everyone who made it possible.”

If you would like to read the full article in The Shropshire Star, please click here