Hospice wins outstanding awards

L-R – Mike Platt, Alan Chick (Chairman of Willowbrook Board of Trustees), Alun Owen (Corporate Director at Willowbrook) and Dee Newey (Head Gardener)

Willowbrook Hospice has scooped two prestigious North West in Bloom awards for the high standards of its grounds and gardens.

As well as achieving the Outstanding in the Hospice category, the Prescot based hospice gardens were also presented with the Best Hospice Award 2019.

‘North West in Bloom’ is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s national ‘Britain in Bloom Awards’. The awards encourage local communities to improve their environment through the imaginative use of trees, flowers and landscaping and also take into consideration the support of the local community.

Hospice Gardener Dee Newey said: “It’s a fantastic to win the Best Hospice Award this year in addition to achieving ‘Outstanding’ in our category.

“The awards are a testament to the hard work and dedication that the garden team put in all year round, most of which are volunteers.

“We’d also like to say a big thank you to members of our local community who have supported us with donations of plants which help ensure that there’s always something of interest to look at in our gardens, no matter what the season.

Alun Owen, Corporate Director at Willowbrook said “We are delighted to win the two awards from North West in Bloom. Dee and her team of volunteers work incredibly hard all year round to ensure that the grounds are colourful, welcoming and offer a tranquil open space for our staff, volunteers and all those who use our services.”

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