A Blooming Lovely Donation

The Courtyard at The Sick Children’s Trust’s Acorn House at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge is looking ‘blooming’ beautiful thanks to a ‘bunch’ of donations from local garden centres and a local sculptor.

Scotsdales Garden Centre, Polhill Garden Centre at Coton Orchard and Oakington Garden Centre all in Cambridge donated potted plants for the charity’s outside space area. The area was finished off with a kind donation of a 6ft tall steel metal pig sculpture by local artist, Tony Hillier.

Acorn House is one of the charity’s seven ‘Homes from Homes’ across the UK which provides free accommodation to families of sick children whilst they are being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Joy Worship, House Manager at Acorn House added: “Our courtyard sits at the front entrance to Acorn House so when families first come here they will now be welcomed by the site of all these beautiful flowers and the friendly pig! It also provides them with a nice environment to sit outside on the bench and gather their thoughts during this stressful time.

“We are delighted with the generosity of these local companies and Tony and also a special thanks goes to Janet Snider from John Lewis who volunteers a lot of her spare time to help keep our garden nice.”

Press contact: Sarah Wallace on 020 79318695 or email sarah@sickchildrenstrust.org

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Pic caption: (L-R) Julie Griffin and Joy Worship from Acorn House.

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