Hospice Plant Sales Offer Value for Money

Local Hospice Care charity Phyllis Tuckwell has a wide variety of plants on sale at low prices, so if you want to brighten up your garden after those dull winter months, then this is the place to visit!

“We hold plant sales on the first Sunday of every month, from April to October, to raise money to fund our care,” says Phyllis Tuckwell nurse and plant enthusiast Linda Bone. “Over the years our stock of plants has grown and grown, and we now have a huge variety on sale. From bedding plants and trailing flowers, to larger shrubs, vegetable plants and even trees, there is a vast array, and all at much cheaper prices than you would find in the shops.”

The first plant sale of 2017 will be held on Sunday 2nd April from 10am-1pm, at the Hospice in Farnham. Many plants are donated just prior to a sale and there are often hundreds available on the day, so whether you want to spruce up your whole garden, a few patio pots or just a window box, there’s sure to be something for you. Phyllis Tuckwell’s volunteers will also be on hand at the sales and can offer general advice.

But you don’t have to wait for these monthly sales to buy your greenery – a wide array of plants are on sale every day at the Hospice. Come along on a day which is convenient for you and browse through the wonderful display at your leisure. All plants are marked with their prices, so all you need to do is choose your favourites and take them to the Hospice reception to pay.

All of the money raised by these plant sales will go towards funding the supportive and end of life care which Phyllis Tuckwell provides for local patients and families who are living with a terminal illness such as cancer, in West Surrey and North East Hampshire. Every day it supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford – through medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support. However, as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to do this. Last year its plants sales raised £1,226, which is enough to pay for a physiotherapist for nearly two weeks, improving patients’ quality of life and helping them to remain as independent as possible through all stages of their illness.

The Hospice is situated on the corner of Waverley Lane and Menin Way, Farnham, GU9 8BL, and is fully wheelchair accessible. For more information on the plant sales, call 01252 729446, email fundraising@pth.org.uk or visit www.pth.org.uk