Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice have organised their first ever Virtual Open Gardens experience in response to not being able to host their popular annual Open Gardens event this year. This has been a major fundraising event for the Hospice in previous years, raising at least £12,000 each year, as well as providing enjoyment to both garden openers and visitors.
The Virtual Open Gardens enables people to virtually visit over 40 beautiful and imaginative gardens in the areas of Bexley, Eltham, Charlton, Blackheath and Greenwich via 2-minute videos which each garden owner has produced.
The Hospice is a local charity dedicated to providing free, high-quality, compassionate care and support for people with all terminal illnesses, their families, and their carers in the London Boroughs of Royal Greenwich and Bexley. They care for over 2,500 people each year at home, in care homes, in their Hospice beds, in their Day Hospice and Hospice-based clinics, and in hospital. Sadly, the Hospice is expecting a shortfall in funding over the coming months due to the cancellation of many fundraising events.
Commenting, James Brokenshire MP said:
“This is a wonderful initiative for a wonderful cause, and I would encourage residents of Greenwich and Bexley to enjoy the charm of the gardens presented whilst donating to this very worthy local cause. To start your tour, please visit https://twhitham.wixsite.com/opengardens2020”
“I congratulate the Hospice on creating such an imaginative and enjoyable virtual event during this difficult time and I would like to thank them for all of their continued incredible support they provide locally.”