Cherry Lane donates benches to Norwich Community Hospital

Value garden centre Cherry Lane has donated two benches to Norwich Community Hospital to provide a place for patients, visitors and staff to sit and relax outdoors. The benches donated have been placed in The Mulberry Garden at the Norwich Community Hospital, which provides specialist care for patients in palliative care or those who are recovering from a stroke. 

Carol Plunkett, charity development and project manager at the Norwich Community Hospital, said: “The Mulberry Garden at our specialist stroke ward is well used by patients, visitors and staff to provide some respite from the noise and bustle of busy wards. The benches kindly gifted by Cherry Lane allow space for recovery and resilience for our staff, and a place for rehabilitation and to enjoy the fresh air and for patients to meet visitors. Kind gifts from our community such as these, enable us to stretch the NHS budget to deliver even better patient care and treatment across Norfolk.”

Nisha Collins, brand and marketing manager for QD and Cherry Lane, said: “We are always keen to support our local community and being able to provide a space for people to get away from the busy areas in the hospital and relax is really important, so we are delighted that the Norwich Community Hospital has benefitted from this donation.”

The UK’s only value garden centre group, Cherry Lane was established in 2001. During the past 21 years, Cherry Lane has gone from strength to strength, starting as a group of three garden centres in East Anglia and growing to 18 across the country today, reaching from Suffolk to Worcester and Essex to Yorkshire. Cherry Lane now also has four of its own on-site nurseries, which cultivate the group’s Grown by Us range of homegrown plants that are sold across the business.

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Photo Caption – Kerry Brind Charity Marketing and Fundraising officer for Norwich Community Hospital, at Norwich Community Hospital.  Credit – Cherry Lane,