Charity appeals for specialists to help create therapeutic gardens

Computer generated image of The Sara Lee Trust's proposed new Therapy Centre in Sidley SUS-160719-141636001
Computer generated image of The Sara Lee Trust's proposed new Therapy Centre in Sidley SUS-160719-141636001
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The Sara Lee Trust is seeking imaginative garden specialists to help create therapeutic gardens for its new Therapy Centre.

The Sara Lee Trust aims to improve the lives and well-being of people living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in the Hastings and Rother area through the provision, free of charge, of psychological and counselling support, creative and complementary therapies, and therapeutic group activities.

The Trust, which is now in its 20th year, is in the process of opening its first dedicated Therapy Centre, which will be based in Sidley.

Claire Land, from Sara Lee Trust, said: “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.

“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, Call us on 01424 420264, visit www.saraleetrust.org or email fundraising@saraleetrust.org.”

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