The Sara Lee Trust seeks imaginative garden specialists to create therapeutic gardens for new Therapy Centre
As the Sara Lee Trust moves into its 20th year of supporting people locally, we are delighted to be developing our first dedicated Therapy Centre. The property we have purchased is right in the heart of Sidley, East Sussex. An important part of the space will be the therapeutic gardens which will enhance the specialist counselling and complementary therapy services we provide and create the much needed refuge where our patients can relax and become absorbed in nature. The Sara Lee Trust are now looking for enthusiastic garden designers, gardeners and volunteers to help with the challenge of turning the garden into a tranquil space for our patients to enjoy.
Cancer touches everyone’s lives and we are pleased to have the support of Huw Merrimen MP who states “The new therapy centre in Sidley will help and support local health provision by improving access to its services and provide care and support to the local population”. We are also supported by a number of local community groups as well as health specialists including local clinical commissioning groups and local councillors, Cllr Jim Carroll, Cllr Maurice Watson.
Last month The Sara Lee Trust was thrilled to open its new charity shop on the same site as the Therapy Centre development in Sidley. Sales of donated goods from the shop will help fund some of our on-going costs for the psychological, counselling and therapeutic support we offer free of charge to people living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. We are looking forward to being able to improve access to these specialist services to the people of Sidley and Bexhill.
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We are appealing to local residents, businesses and garden specialists to get involved and support our new Therapy Centre and help to raise the £120,000 needed for its development. We aim to start the refurbishments and fitting out of the new Centre in autumn 2016 with a proposed opening date of summer 2017.
If you would like to get involved in any way, whether it is through donations, holding events, and sharing information, please get in touch. Call us on 01424 420264, visit our website www.saraleetrust.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org