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From plant sales to virtual tours and open gardens, help grow our support

Spruce up your garden so St Catherine’s can continue to provide expert hospice care

Due to coronavirus restrictions, many of our blooming marvellous Open Gardens weren’t able to go ahead as planned this year.

But this hasn’t slowed down our green-fingered friends – from plant and flower sales to hosting a virtual open garden, our amazing community has continued to flourish and grow their funds for the hospice.

Why not follow in their footsteps and share your talents and green space with your friends and family?

Set up your JustGiving fundraising page today

Yearly Open Garden event captivates viewers online

Gordon Gillett was unable to open his private garden to the public this summer, so created a special in memory film instead, raising over £5000 for St. Catherine’s Hospice.

This beautiful space was originally created by his wife Carol, who spent years transforming what was a 1 ¾ acre wilderness into a gorgeous garden. Carole died peacefully at the hospice in 2019. 

When lockdown prevented visitors, Gordon set up his Just Giving page and the family invited people to take a virtual visit instead by watching the film and donating. Made by Gordon’s grandson Tom, the special film was a hit and was expertly hosted by their dog, Briony.

Read more about Gordon's Garden

Find out how Gordon kept his garden open to visitors

The greatest Oaks have been little Acorns.

Despite events being cancelled due to the pandemic, a seed of an idea can still grow into a wonderful result – these Open Gardens and in-person plant sales went online to fundraise for us during lockdown:

Maureen's socially distanced plant sales

Green-fingered Maureen and Mike Hooker usually hold a big plant sale to fundraise for us, but lockdown meant they had to change their plans. Maureen’s daughter Diane posted the plants for sale on Facebook and with a socially distanced plant collection in place, buyers were able to pick up their plants and drop off a donation. Plant sales have raised an incredible £2500.

Saxon's usual Open Garden pivots to plant sale

Usually hosting the Saxon Trail, Kevin Stokes decided that with all the restrictions in place it was best not to host an Open Garden this year. Instead his good friends and neighbours helped put plants for sale online using Facebook Marketplace, raising over £1000 so far - a fantastic result!

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We need your support now, more than ever, to continue to be there every day, 24/7, for local people who need our care and support.

So, if you are ready to “Grow Your Own” fundraiser, can you dig in and help provide the best end of life care for people in your community when they need us most?

Set up your JustGiving fundraising page today

We’re here to help you with your fundraising.

From sending you materials to support your fundraising to giving advice on how to set up your JustGiving page,  if you have a question, please get in touch.

For more information, fill in our “Tell us about your fundraising” form, contact comfun@stch.org.uk or call us between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday on 01293 447361.


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