Mick George Ltd dig deep for new Addenbrooke’s Outpatients’ Garden
The newly redeveloped Outpatients’ Garden at Addenbrooke’s Hospital has been officially opened, following a yearlong partnership between Mick George Ltd and Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT).
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd, declared the garden officially open to the public on Wednesday 15th March at a dedicated launch event. The guest of honour was also joined by the hospital Chairman Dr Mike More, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust’s Chief Executive Stephen Davies, renowned sculptor Laurence Broderick and former patient Ruth Sapsed.
Mick George Ltd, leading independent supplier to the construction industry, has donated over £115,000 to develop the previously overgrown garden and provide enjoyment for patients, their loved ones and staff.
The works began in October 2016 and have recently seen the finishing touches to the space added, with the hope of bringing comfort, tranquillity and emotional wellbeing to those that need it most during their visits to Addenbrooke’s.
With the considerable contribution from expanding local company Mick George Ltd, the reconfigured space now features a number of beautifully crafted benches, a wide variety of flowers and ‘The Otter’, a water-feature commissioned for Addenbrooke’s by sculptor Laurence Broderick, who created the iconic ‘Bull’ centrepiece at Birmingham’s Bullring Shopping Centre.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd said: “We are proud and delighted to support the redevelopment of this wonderful outside space for patients, visitors and staff at Addenbrooke’s. As an organisation we are dedicated to supporting the local community, and our staff have greatly enjoyed supporting this special cause over the past year.”
Stephen Davies, Chief Executive of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust commented: “We are so grateful that the team at Mick George Ltd chose to help us with this project. Patients, visitors and staff alike will get a great deal of benefit from the garden and we are excited to see it blossom in the months and years to come.”