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Open your glorious garden to spring into action for your local hospitals

May 16, 2024

View of Dorset garden used in fundraising event for UHD NHS Charity

Gather your best buds, family and community for a garden get-together to help your local hospitals go above and beyond for patients across Dorset.

In Dorset, we are lucky enough to have some amazing gardens that add colour to our lives. So, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity is inviting everyone to open their green space between May and September to help raise vital funds to help our NHS staff and patients to flourish.

Gardens and outdoor spaces provide the perfect place to build community connections while enhancing people’s wellbeing.Some party hosts simply throw open their garden gates to invite their neighbours for an afternoon tea or morning coffee, making new friends. Others come together for a lovely BBQ, friendly bake-off, a plant and produce sale or even just a sunshine filled picnic.

Holding these events is a blooming marvellous way to celebrate a shared love of the outdoors while raising funds for our local hospitals.

Community fundraiser for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity, Janine Golding is “very excited to call garden lovers across Dorset to open up their green spaces” this spring and summer to show their support for our local hospitals.

Janine said: “Outdoor spaces provide us with the perfect place to socialise and relax, so using them to raise vital funds for the thousands of patients who depend on our hospitals care every day is truly special.

“Everyone can get involved by planning something wonderful in whatever space they have. It does not need to be grand or complicated. Just invite some friends over, host a small garden party and ask them to give what they can.

“Every donation plants a seed of change that will flourish into making a difference for communities across Dorset. ”

Every penny that your glorious gardens and guests raise enables University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity to fund projects and equipment that go beyond what the NHS funds.

Garden owners and guests taking part can rake in support for the ward or project of their choice, sending the funds to a cause close to their heart.

Sign up to open your glorious garden this year by emailing UHD.charity@uhd.nhs.uk or phone us on 0300 019 8449/4060.UHD.charity@uhd.nhs.uk

You can also get a fundraising pack to promote your event to friends and neighbours on our website, UHDcharity.org.

Additional information about our Glorious Open Gardens initiative is available here: https://www.uhdcharity.org/get-involved/glorious-open-gardens/.