22nd Jul, 2019

Mental health hospital gardens undergo makeover

Laura Kearns 25th Oct, 2018

GARDENS at St Michael’s Hospital have undergone a makeover.

The mental health facility has been spruced up by trustees of Warwick-based charity Evelyn’s Gift and 20 volunteers from Jaguar Land Rover.

Three gardens along with the area at the front of the hospital have been kitted out with new planters, bark and plants.

Helen Smith, who founded Evelyn’s Gift in memory of her daughter Evelyn – who died of Bacterial Traceitis, an infection of the windpipe – said: “Whenever we work with Jaguar Land Rover at St Michael’s we receive a warm welcome and it is inspirational to see different organisations working together to make a big difference.

“The volunteers spent the first part of the day undertaking training in CPR and defibrillator use, delivered by Warwickshire Hearts charity – skills which could help them save lives in the future.”

Hospital team co-ordinator Bev McGrory said the renovations would benefit patients, staff and visitors and thanked the charity and volunteers.

For more information about Evelyn’s Gift or Warwickshire Hearts call 07866 875356 or email evelynsgift@hotmail.com to contact Helen Smith.

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