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Blooming brilliant donation

2023-08-01T15:01:24+01:00Tuesday 1 August 2023|

A blooming brilliant £500 has been donated for Walsall palliative care patients thanks to an open garden event.

Garry Perry, Associate Director for Patient Relations and Experience, held an open garden at his Pelsall home to raise money for three charities which included Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s Well Wishers.

Guests were able to take in all the beautiful scenery and were also provided with afternoon tea and the chance to take part in a raffle.

He raised £1,500 and split it equally between three charities (Well Wishers, Dogs Trust Fund, St. Michael and All Angels Church Organ Fund).

Garry, who has worked at the Trust for 24 years said: “I wanted to do this fundraiser because it has been four years since we last opened the garden.

“We opened this year in support of the Palliative Care Centre in memory of my mum (June Perry who was also a former employee and Mayoress), my aunt (Pat Griffiths) and our dear dog Lui who loved the garden so much.

“The Palliative Care Centre was so kind and supportive to my mum and aunt providing end of life care at home.

“It’s amazing to know that through people’s generosity, we can help others who will benefit from funds raised.

“The Palliative Care Team at Goscote wants to purchase TVs for the individual bedrooms and we hope this money will help towards this.”

Kimberley Aplin, Fundraising Support Officer said: “A huge thank you to Garry for hosting this lovely event and to all those who attended.”

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