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New Mayor, new charity appeal launch

Published on Thursday, 16th May 2019

Mayoras Appeal

Nuneaton and Bedworth’s new Mayor, Cllr June Tandy is proud to launch her new charity appeal for 2019/20 - The George Eliot Hospital Serenity Garden.

The Serenity Garden will provide a beautiful open space away from clinical areas for patients to relax and socialise during their hospital stay.

The garden will contain an outdoor rehabilitation area for people affected by stroke which will allow the provision of a wide range of activities including gardening, art and music therapies for people with dementia as well as the ability to pet animals.

Mayor, Cllr Tandy said:

“I am extremely proud to be launching my charity appeal in aid of the Serenity Garden. Stroke and dementia touches the lives of so many people and the garden will provide a crucial area for rehabilitation and relaxation.

"With 2019 being the Coventry and Warwickshire ‘Year of Wellbeing’ the cause seems fitting. Allowing a wonderful array of activities to support recovery, the garden will be beneficial to all patients, not just those affected by stroke or dementia. I cannot wait to get stuck in to fundraising for this cause and provide as much help as I can to support this fantastic local resource.”

George Eliot Hospital’s Managing Director, David Eltringham said:

“This addition to our facilities will help with patient care and improve the health and well-being of our patients. We are extremely grateful to the Mayor for her support in selecting the Serenity Garden as her Charity for the coming year.”

George Eliot Hospital’s Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Stroke, Vicky Kean said:

“The effects of stroke and dementia are profound and can be frightening, disorientating and upsetting for our patients. These effects often extend beyond the individual to include family, friends and the wider community. The garden will enable patients to process what is happening to them and provide rehabilitation away from the clinical area in a safe purpose-built environment. “