Our wonderful volunteer gardeners have benefited from a new automatic watering system and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made it possible.

St Luke’s volunteer gardeners dedicate their time to creating and maintaining beautiful areas for families, patients and staff to use. For the past two years, supporters have been fundraising for an automatic watering system to help cut down the time it takes to water the gardens.

Morreys, an independent family-run hardware and DIY store based in Holmes Chapel generously gave our volunteers good value for money by obtaining all the necessary parts. They provided the gardeners with helpful advice, which they found invaluable. Without their guidance assembling the automatic watering system would have taken a lot longer to put together.

One of the founding Hospice Support Groups, based in Holmes Chapel, thoughtfully donated part of the proceeds from one of their coffee mornings. Friends of our volunteer gardeners kindly donated in memory of Margaret Jeffery.

The watering system was assembled by Andy Hill-Smith and his wife Julie, who was one of the founder members of the Holmes Chapel Support Group 30 years ago.  They dedicated their time to resourcing parts and three weekends to putting it together.

It has made such a difference to the gardeners and we would like to thank everyone who has made it possible including all the friends, family and wider community. The new automatic watering system has made it so much easier to maintain the sanctuary of the gardens.

If you would like to volunteer for St Luke’s, have a look at our current vacancies here.