25 April 2018 | Firm news | Article by Cari Sowden-Taylor
As part of Hugh James’ corporate social responsibility, the Neurolaw and Court of Protection teams enjoyed supporting local spinal injury charity, Rookwood Spur to revamp the Rookwood Hospital patients' garden on 24 April.
Rookwood Spur is a small charity based at the Spinal Unit at Rookwood Hospital which aims to raise funds to benefit patients while they are undergoing spinal rehabilitation.
After clearing all the weeds and deadheading the hydrangeas, Zachary Jones, Sarah Williams, Joy Davies, Kate Coles and I were ready for the challenge of shifting a truck full of topsoil. It was hard, mucky work, but through good teamwork and excellent direction from Kathryn Jones (Occupational therapist and Trustee for Rookwood Spur), we laid the topsoil and were ready for a well-deserved spot of lunch at the ALAC cafe.
A donation from Hugh James enabled us to plant a selection of beautiful grasses and flowers after lunch. As we were doing the final tidy up the heavens opened!
It was extremely rewarding seeing the before and after appearance of the garden and lovely to meet so many Rookwood staff and patients. They all seemed happy with the transformation -I think even Alan Titchmarsh would be impressed! We hope that the garden will be enjoyed by many this summer.
For more information about Rookwood Spur: http://www.rookwoodspur.org.uk/