HELP US RAISE €20000
A Garden of Memories will be a place of relaxation for our Hospice Members, during their stay at the St Michael's Hospice.
To further enhance the wonderful facilities at Archangel Michael Hospice, Mesa Chorio, Paphos, Cyprus our team of volunteers from St Michael's Hospice Charity shop in Polemi village have decided that this year they wish to create a Garden of Remembrance in the Hospice grounds completing the work by December. The theme of the garden will be Memory-Reflection-Serenity and will aim to be a place of peace, colour and fragrance.
The garden will have a water feature, shaded seating areas and places where family and visitors can gather for refreshments and conversation, in addition, the design will allow for privacy and quiet contemplation.
Our planting advisers have compiled a list of flowers, shrubs and trees that will have maximum colour and fragrance but low water usage and maintenance.
Although our design has allowed for disabled and wheelchair access we are aware that many patients will be unable to leave their beds. To overcome this and allow those patients to also enjoy the sights and sounds of the garden we will be installing cameras and microphones that will transmit to the bedroom TVs.
Access to a garden is recognised throughout the Hospice Movement as an important element in the provision of holistic palliative care for those suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. We believe the garden will provide areas promoting tranquillity, relaxation and beauty for patients and their families at a most difficult time in their lives.
The project has been fully costed and we hope that with the efforts of St Michael's Charity Shop, Polemi, kind donations from the public and support from local businesses the start and completion dates for this worthwhile cause can be achieved.
How To Donate
Donations by Cheque should be made out to St Michael's Hospice Charity and marked Remembrance Garden. It would be most useful if the donor could include their name, phone number and email address so their kindness can be acknowledged and they can be updated as to what their donation was used to buy. Cash donations should be placed in a sealed envelope along with the donors details as above and marked for the Remembrance Garden Fund. All donations can be handed in to any St Michael's Hospice charity shop or to the Archangel Michael Hospice reception.
Click the first image below to start a slide show which describes our cause, and shows our progress.