A visit to Horatio’s Garden

A VISIT TO HORATIO’S GARDEN on Wednesday, 27th June, 2018

HORATIO’S GARDEN at the Spinal Injuries Unit at Salisbury Hospital is a small but inspirational garden dedicated to the memory of David and Olivia Chapple’s eldest son who lost his life in a terrible accident in the Arctic while on a school trip. He was only 17 at the time, and had ambitions to become a doctor like his parents. To this effect he worked in the spinal injuries unit during his school holidays. He organised a questionnaire for the patients asking what might improve the quality of their stricken lives. The answer was a garden, where they could smell the flowers, see birds and butterflies and escape their wards for the great outdoors! As a Memorial to Horatio, his parents, but his mother in particular, have now raised enough money to build gardens at several spinal injuries units round the country. A visit to the original one at Salisbury Hospital is truly inspirational. Do come! For further details call Mindy Milne on 01672 520260 or email her at mindymilne@btinternet.com

Date: 27 June 2018
Time: 10:30
Organiser: Mindy Milne
Location: Salisbury Hospital (Map link)

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