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Walking on sunshine

Hospice chosen to become the permanent home of the North West Tonight Sunshine Garden, in memory of Dianne.

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Wirral Hospice St John’s has won a competition to re-home the garden that Dianne’s North West Tonight colleagues are showcasing at this years RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.

The garden , designed by renowned ‘Garden Ninja’, Lee Burkhill, has been created to reflect Dianne’s optimism, sunshine and enthusiasm. It will be on display at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park between 17th and 21st July.

As soon as the show is finished the garden’s fixtures, plants, flowers and other adornments will be taken down and transported to be sited at the hospice.

Helen Parkinson, Clinical Services Manager, at Wirral Hospice St John’s said:

“Winning the North West Tonight Sunshine Garden is an incredible extra reward for our army of volunteers, including patients, who have been involved in the makeover of our hospice gardens this year. From August, Dianne’s garden will be a year round reminder of her zest for life and cheerfulness. It will be a massive boost for our patients, their families, friends and any other visitors who would like to view the gardens, in memory of Dianne, at any time. We are so delighted.”

Annabel Tiffin, North West Tonight presenter added:

“It was such a difficult job deciding who should win the Sunshine Garden, every single nomination deserved it. But in the end we all agreed that Wirral Hospice St John’s just shone through as a worthy winner. Their love of gardening, and determination to create a special place for everyone at the hospice hopefully means the Sunshine garden will continue to grow and bring pleasure to people for years to come, which I’m sure, is exactly what Dianne would have wanted.”

© Dianne Oxberry Trust 2019
Registered with Charities Commission: 1182127

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