CED helps with ‘grow your own’ garden for children at hospice

CED Stone Group Managing Director Giles Heap could not fail to be moved by the work of Little Havens Hospice in Thundersley, Essex, so when he was asked to help with the creation of a ‘grow your own’ garden for the children there, he was happy to oblige with stone products for it.

The garden was designed by Eden Horticultural Ltd in collaboration with Emma Hanford from the Greenfingers Charity.

Giles says: “When I was approached by Matthew Wilson in his role as Chairman of the Greenfingers charity to see if we would support their work for the Little Havens Hospice, I didn’t hesitate. If you wonder why, go and see for yourself what they do and you won't have to ask again. Instead you will find yourself leaving a donation.”

CED supplied a 2.6m circle with a square-off kit that consists of a combination of silver grey, blue grey, red-grey and yellow textured granites.

Granite sawn and textured paving and setts were selected as they are particularly durable, have a flat, even surface and will require little maintenance.

The mixture of textures will also provide different tactile feelings, adding another element to the scheme.

Also supplied at a reduced rate was CEDEC red footpath gravel, Cedagravel sheets, grey granite aggregate, and sandstone setts for the perimeter of the CEDEC circle.

Giles Heap says that in creating this garden space the team from Greenfingers has delivered something of real beauty and true emotional benefit to those at Little Havens and their families. “To have been able to play a small role in creating this legacy makes all of us at CED very proud,” says Giles.

Emma Hanford, Greenfingers’ Garden Projects Manager, said: “Everyone at Greenfingers and Little Havens is extremely grateful for CED’s involvement in helping to create this wonderful Grow Your Own Garden for the children.”