My WiSH create garden to commemorate the Queen

June Curtis cutting the ribbon with WSFT chief executive Ewen Cameron watched by the My WiSH Charity team and donors of the Jubilee Garden. Photo: My WiSH Charity.

My WiSH Charity recently opened a special garden at the Newmarket Community Hospital thanks to donations totalling almost £35,000 with the space commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The charity, which supports the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and includes the hospital in Newmarket as well as the West Suffolk Hospital, have provided the garden as a calm and beautiful space for visitors, staff and patients. 

It was designed and built by A1 Trees & Landscape Builders with areas created to allow space for privacy and for wheelchair access. The garden also contains two horseshoe sculptures to reflect the Queen’s love of horses and Newmarket. 

The charity worked with local councillor, James Lay, who worked to secure the donations for the project and it was everyone was invited along to see just what their generosity had provided. 

Sue Smith, head of fundraising at My WiSH, said:  “We are so proud to be able to provide this outside space for staff and visitors to enjoy and it’s so wonderful to do to this to commemorate her late majesty, the Queen.” 

She added: “It’s been a pleasure to work with James on this project. He’s worked tirelessly to raise funds to allow us to complete the project and we can’t thank him and the amazing donors enough for their support. It was lovely to be able to invite all those that made it possible along to the open day. It really is a special place for all who come to the Newmarket Community Hospital.”

James said: “I am delighted to have helped with the funding of The Jubilee Garden. Newmarket Hospital is so important to our town and its future.”

And the project doesn’t finish there. The remaining donations will be used to continue the refurbishment of the courtyards within the hospital ensuring there is plenty of outside space for all to enjoy.

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