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Volunteers help create sanctuary garden at Windsor hospice

Volunteers help create sanctuary garden at Windsor hospice

Francis Batt

Volunteers help create sanctuary garden at Windsor hospice

Staff and volunteers rolled up their sleeves and 'dug the scene' at Windsor's hospice Pine Lodge on Tuesday.

The 30 volunteers had come for the Big Dig Challenge at the Hatch Lane premises, to create a new sanctuary garden.

Landscape gardener and designer Rachel Hotston guided everybody.

Among those who rolled up their sleeves to put 450 plants in the soil were hospice chief executive Jacqueline Clark, director of human resources Jackie Geeson and director of patient and family services Debbie Raven.

Charlotte Fielder, volunteer services manager at Thames Hospice, said: “We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers and some corporate volunteers for taking the time to help us complete the Sanctuary gardens.

"It was tough work in the heat, but the garden is now complete and looking beautiful next to the wonderful Sanctuary building."

If you would like to volunteer for Thames Hospice, visit www.thameshospice.org.uk/volunteer to find a list of current vacancies and an application form.

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