Children’s Hospice Wins Makeover Fit for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice in Stoke-on-Trent is set to throw a dazzling Diamond Jubilee party to celebrate their newly transformed garden after being picked as the Midlands winner of the Veolia Environmental Services Clean Sweep for Britain competition in association with The People.

 The hospice entered to renovate an area of their garden and turn it into a sensory experience where children and families can grow their own food. The produce will then be used by the cooks at the hospice to create meals that help promote nutrition and healthy eating.

The winners will now have a team of Veolia experts and volunteers to help transform the space. Then to top it all off the hospice and the children, young people and families they support will receive a party on the Diamond Jubilee weekend to celebrate in style!

Ian Williams, Regional Director at Veolia Environmental Services commented “The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice is a very worthy recipient of the Clean Sweep for Britain competition. We have an army of Veolia volunteers raring to go to transform this garden into a special area that both the children and their families can enjoy.”

Dot Gillespie Director of Care at the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice was thrilled when she found out they had won the transformation saying “Winning will enable the team to add an exciting dimension to the interactive sensory garden development that is under way and will provide much needed help and funding to create the space and opportunities to involve the children and families in the growing of fruit and vegetables.”

The Clean Sweep for Britain competition, run in The People, invited communities from up and down the country to nominate an area of land that was in need of some TLC. Four regional winners were chosen by judges one from the Midlands, the North, the South and London. All finalists will also receive a party over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend.