What is the Charing Cross Anniversary Garden Appeal?
During a long stay in hospital, patients recovering from serious health conditions can benefit from spending time away from wards and enjoying the natural environment.
A peaceful place to go outside the hospital doors offers a welcome distraction for patients, and provides a safe space for activities that enhance the recovery process.
At Charing Cross Hospital, we want to make sure patients have easy access to a relaxing outdoor area to help them feel as comfortable as possible during their stay. Currently, there is no other accessible outdoor space at the hospital.
That’s why – in the year that marks the hospital’s 200th birthday - we have launched the Charing Cross Anniversary Garden Appeal.
With your support, we will create a tranquil garden at Charing Cross specifically designed to support patients who have dementia, as well as those who are recovering from a stroke or neurological condition.
Open exclusively to patients and staff, this new and improved garden has been designed by acclaimed landscape designers Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer and will be opened later this year to coincide with the hospital’s 200th anniversary.
There is growing evidence that shows how the impact of gardens within the hospital environment reduces anxiety, improves appetite, helps patients sleep better and fosters a sense of wellbeing.
As well as providing a safe space for quiet reflection, the garden will also be used as an area for mealtime breaks, one-to-one staff and patient sessions, and regular outdoor activities tailored to help patients get better sooner.
How you can support our appeal
In order to create the garden at Charing Cross, we need your help to raise £30,000. This money will be used to cover the cost of constructing the garden and decorating it with plants, seating and other ornaments.
To support our appeal, you can:
1. Get in touch
Call 020 3857 9852 to speak in confidence with the charity’s Director of Development.
2. Donate online
Fill in the form on this page to donate online.
3. Send us a cheque
Make payable to Imperial Health Charity and send it to:
Charing Cross Anniversary Garden Appeal
Imperial Health Charity
178–180 Edgware Road
London W2 2DS
4. Raise money
Take part in a fundraising event or organise one of your own. Whatever you decide to do to raise money for our appeal, we will support you every step of the way. Find out more at www.imperialcharity.org.uk/fundraising-events