Ray Roberts and Richard Adams in the studio

Plans for new Clatterbridge garden

A campaign’s been launched to create a new sensory garden for patients in the Health Park.

Coffee Club listeners heard how £25,000 is needed to update the existing facility at the Clatterbridge Rehab Centre.

Physiotherapists Ray Roberts and Richard Adams came into the studio to explain how people can also help by donating specific garden items.

The centre, which was formed by a merger of the former Stroke and Neuro Rehab units, helps people recover from stroke and brain injuries and adjust back to normal life.

They told presenter Steve Evans how the existing garden, created a quarter of a century ago, is now looking tired and in need of an overhaul.

The existing garden
The existing garden

It’s hoped the new sensory garden will be a quiet and peaceful venue for outside therapy sessions.

The project is being spearheaded by former patient Ron Robinson who has enlisted the help of garden designer Steve Renshaw from Wirral-based Your Garden to draw up the plans.

The team aim to raise cash quickly enough to get the work started next Spring in time for the sensory garden to be used over the summer.

To donate towards the much-needed funds, visit the Clatterbridge Hospitals League of Friends’ JustGiving website.

The team have also drawn up a “weeding list” of furniture, plants and other items which they also need to be donated.

Visit the Sentire website to learn more about the project.