WORK will begin on Tuesday on the Primrose Hospice’s ‘Time is a Healer’ show-garden for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
It will showcase the bereavement support the Primrose Hospice provides for local children when they lose a parent or family member.
Lucy,13, and her brother Henry, ten, who were given support by the Primrose when their father passed away, will be featured on the planting plan leaflet to be handed out at the show.
Mum Francesca said: “As a family we are so grateful for the ongoing support we receive from the amazing Family Support Team at Primrose.
“Lucy and Henry have come on leaps and bounds following their creative memory sessions where they can talk openly and honestly about coping with life without dad.”
The service was set-up three years ago thanks to a start-up grant from Macmillan but the funding is now ending and the Primrose has to raise £50,000 per year to keep it going.
Helen Briscoe, the hospice’s chief executive, said: “Our children’s work is an integral part of the support we offer to our local comminuty in Bromsgrove and Redditch.
“Last year we supported over 90 children in our local area who have been affected by the death of a loved one.”
She added the charity was delighted to be taking part in the festival.
The plot has been made possible by generous donations from a number of sponsors and it has been designed by Martyn Wilson has previously created two RHS award-winning show gardens – one which was featured on Gardeners World last year.
The festival runs from May 5 to 8 at the Three Counties Showground.
Tickets are available at www.threecounties.co.uk/rhsmalvern and to make a donation visit www.primrosehospice.org or telephone 01527 871051.