Sponsor A Bench For A Dementia-Friendly Allotment

by Alive Activities in Brentry, England, United Kingdom

Sponsor A Bench For A Dementia-Friendly Allotment

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+ est. £102.50 Gift Aid

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Alive are in the process of developing Bristol's first dementia-friendly allotment. But before we open, we need benches and seating.

by Alive Activities in Brentry, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we get more money than we need for 10 benches we will use the extra money raised to buy tables and more benches.


Back in the summer of 2020, Alive Activities began developing Bristol's first dementia-friendly allotment.

Now, over a year and a lot of work later, we're finally ready to open up the allotment to people in the community living with dementia and to groups from care homes.

The allotment will provide a safe space for people to connect with nature and relax in, reminisce about their gardening experiences, socialise in the open air and enjoy the benefits of horticultural therapy.

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Before we open, though, we have one final hurdle to overcome. We need seating for people to relax on at the end of a gardening session and to observe the results of their hard work!

Through our experience of running gardening sessions in care homes, we know the difference horticultural therapy can make to the lives of people living with dementia.

Please help us realise our dream of finally opening our dementia-friendly allotment.

You can either donate a small amount to go towards a bench or chair, or you can sponsor a 2 or 3 person bench or a single chair. You will be able to add a plaque with an inscription, perhaps in memory of a loved one. Just click on the button of your choice on the right-hand side.

Here are some of the things participants in our gardening sessions have said about our gardening sessions: 

"It's medicinal, if you don't have things like this people end up in hospital."

"It cheers me right up."

"It's lovely to get outside, be busy, and do something useful."

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