Supporters dig deep for new hospice garden

PUBLISHED: 11:30 25 April 2015 | UPDATED: 14:42 29 April 2015

Alistair Britchford with the Round Table at the gardening event at the Honiton Hospice day care centre. Ref mhh 5398-16-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Alistair Britchford with the Round Table at the gardening event at the Honiton Hospice day care centre. Ref mhh 5398-16-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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A team from Honiton Round Table and other volunteers gave their time to help plant the garden at Hospiscare's new day hospice in Honiton.

The garden event at the Honiton Hospice day care centre. Ref mhh 5412-16-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeThe garden event at the Honiton Hospice day care centre. Ref mhh 5412-16-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A team from Honiton Round Table and other volunteers gave their time to help plant the garden at Hospiscare’s new day hospice in Honiton.

Under the supervision of professional garden designer Kathryn Aalto, the volunteers pitched in to create the outside area.

Rob Salter from Total Care Patio and Paving Supplies also laid a flagstone terrace and built the circular wall which has benches running around it and overlooks a stone fountain.

The centre was also visited by former Honiton resident and dairy owner Velda Langford (nee Griffin) - who now lives in Australia. Velda said: “I’m very pleased and proud for the town. It’s great that my home town has such a nice day hospice, otherwise people would have to travel long distances.

Aidan Wilkinns aged 6 at the gardening event at the Honiton Hospice day care centre. Ref mhh 5426-16-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeAidan Wilkinns aged 6 at the gardening event at the Honiton Hospice day care centre. Ref mhh 5426-16-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

“This is for local people and I can’t get over the services that are available.

“Coming here must be the highlight of the week for some people.”

Velda moved to Australia in 2007 and every week she watched the progress of the day hospice by reading the digital e-edition of the Herald

She added: “I was reading about it before people in Honiton were getting their papers.

“I was able to follow the story all of the way through.”

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