Bikers return to help build garden

Kind riders from RAF Wittering will help make sensory dream come true

Bikers return to help build garden
16 June 2014



A group of bikers from RAF Wittering are returning to the Cavell Centre in Peterborough to help build a sensory garden.

Earlier this year, the riders from RAF Wittering Motorcycle Club donated £300 to staff at the Oak 1 ward, which is run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

After presenting the cheque, the kind-hearted airmen agreed to return to help construct the garden.

David Williamson, an occupation therapist who works on Oak 1 ward, said: “We were delighted that the RAF Wittering Motorcycle Club chose to donate some money to help build the garden. But for them to say they wanted to come back and help build the garden is really brilliant.

“This will mean so much to the patients here. It will be a fantastic space for them to enjoy while they are with us and help aid them on their path to recovery.”

The riders, who donate cash each year to a series of good causes in the local area, will be at Oak 1 on Wednesday, 18 June.

The garden will include new bedding areas with plants in vibrant colours. Oak 1 is a 16-bed ward for women experiencing acute mental health problems.

*Pictured above is Cpl Tim McGivern (centre) presenting David Williamson with a cheque accompanied by  (left to right) Andy Dring; Cpl Errol Robinson; Tania McEwing, deputy ward manager Oak1; Rebecca Thorogood, ward manager Oak 1; and Sgt Bob Brake

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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