Rosy Cheeks, a major new fundraising appeal to create many more children's hospice gardens has now been launched. The 'Rosy Cheeks' Appeal aims to raise £750,000 over the next two years to build at least ten new gardens in children's hospices around the country.
To date, Greenfingers has designed and delivered 43 hospice gardens and is dedicated to creating further beautiful and inspiring outdoors spaces for children with life-limiting conditions to enjoy with family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. The charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.
The 'Rosy Cheeks' name represents the precious moment in time when a flush of warmth is brought to a child's face when spending time outdoors. 'Rosy Cheeks' moments are even more vital to children in the care of hospices, giving them the chance to embrace the simple pleasures many of us take for granted -- the pleasure of enjoying the natural world, away from the pressures of their conditions.