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Added on: 6th November, 2018 by colette_40898


Making life so much easier for the volunteer gardeners at Pilgrims Hospices Ashford is Hilton Nursing Partners as they present the volunteer gardening team with a donation to buy new tools and plants. Pictured left to right is Jan Wear, volunteer gardener

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Thu, 8 November 2018

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Green fingered volunteers roll-up their sleeves to create a beautiful garden space for patients and visitors to the Ashford based Pilgrims Hospices.

Staff from Hilton Nursing Partners got stuck in to the backbreaking work of clearing overgrown weeds and shrubs, and dedicated extra time to fundraising for new plants, trees and gardening tools.

Presenting the giant cheque for £282.26 the Hospice volunteer gardening team can now go ahead and purchase gardening tools and plants to help them make light work of maintaining and creating a beautiful and welcoming entrance to the Hospice.

Gemma Tonkinsmith, learning and development and employee engagement lead at Hilton Nursing Partners says: “The gardening volunteers roll their sleeves up every day offering time and skills to maintaining and creating beautiful spaces, the least we could do is roll our sleeves up and offer practical help and fundraising to ensure they have the right tools to aid their good work.”

Wendy Kelk hospice service manager says: ‘’Hilton Nursing Partnership have contributed so much, as well as fundraising they spent three days on site working with our gardeners to create a welcoming space at the front entrance of our gardens, this area is right by the front entrance and is the first impression people have of the hospice so vitally important. On behalf of the hospice I would like to thank all at Hilton Nursing Partners. We are very appreciative and look forward to planting the new trees and shrubs – thank you for your hard work and support.’’

100% focused on getting patients out of hospital and recovering in their own homes. Working with the NHS and Social Care Commissioners Hilton Nursing Partners successfully deliver safe, timely and supportive hospital discharges, patient assessments and patient recovery programmes via nurses, therapists and nurse led personal nursing assistants with a proven track record in freeing hospital beds, as well as reducing re-admissions and on-going social services support.

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