Just two of the many projects undertaken by Voluntary Services recently are two of the many courtyard gardens which were refurbished, see below:
Garden of Tranquillity
This area was specifically designed for any one experiencing a loss – this could mean of course, the loss of a loved one, but also any other loss that we experience in life such as a job, home, or friendship. It is designed specifically to be a peaceful natural area with disabled access containing a beautiful thatched gazebo, a mill stone water feature, an Indian sandstone circular patio area with wrought iron table and chairs, and many colourful and sensory plants. The funding for this garden was raised by our Trolley Volunteers and opened by Edwina Currie.
After Princess Alexandra visited our hospital in 2012 the staff and volunteers felt we should have a Royal connection in the title of our second refurbished garden. Funded by the Trolley Volunteers and FOESH we produced a low maintenance, colourful area with comfortable seating where patients and visitors can sit and enjoy a drink whilst relaxing in calm and peaceful surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of a busy hospital environment. Opened by The Worshipful The Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, Cllr. Roger Newstead.