Peaceful haven for hospice patients opens

Opening of new garden area at the Prince of Wales Hospice In Pontefract today by Trustee Alfred Taylor.
Opening of new garden area at the Prince of Wales Hospice In Pontefract today by Trustee Alfred Taylor.

A new luxurious garden has opened at Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice thanks to grants from three trusts.

The Sun Room Garden, which is based at the hospice on Halfpenny Lane, was officially opened by Alfred Taylor, trustee of the Barbara Taylor Trust on Tuesday.

The Charles Hayward Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation have also provided donations to help fund the garden.

It offers patients the chance to relax and make the most of the outdoors.

Hospice chief executive, David Stewart, said: “The Sun Room Garden is not only a beautiful addition to the Hospice but it will be used to support our patients and their families.

The garden will be used for the hospice’s day therapy patients - many of whom attend regularly but rarely have the chance to enjoy the outdoors.

It will be maintained by hospice volunteers.

The Prince of Wales Hospice’s team of volunteers have recently been awarded the Silver Crown by Yorkshire in Bloom.

To volunteer at the Hospice or any of its shops across the district call the volunteering team on 01977 708868 or visit www.pwh.org.uk