Havering Mind raising money towards garden project

an overgrown garden in Hornchurch

The unused space that Havering Mind will redevelop. - Credit: Ciaran White

A mental health charity in Hornchurch is raising funds to redevelop its garden at Harrow Lodge House.

Havering Mind’s Mind Garden Project 2021 aims to create a “large useable space” which is beneficial for its service users. 

The project has been launched as a result of the pandemic eradicating its usual way of operating, with face-to-face groups and activities no longer permitted.  

Eighteen people have backed the project so far via Crowdfunder, raising £4,465; a total of £14,766 is the project's goal.  

Once the funds have been raised, improvements - such as a surfaced deck area that can accommodate up to 20 people and a disabled accessible walkway through the garden - will be made. 

An overgrown garden in Hornchurch

The underutilised garden at Harrow Lodge House, in Hornchurch, will become a "beautiful new setting" for Havering Mind service users. - Credit: Ciaran White

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Further improvements include three seating areas, an allotment space, improved fencing to aid privacy and security and storage facilities for tools.  

Havering Mind fundraising manager Ciaran White said: “This will be a fantastic opportunity for us to get the community involved in our recovery from Covid, by creating a great new space which our clients can utilise."

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The charity aims to complete the project in September this year.  

Donate to the project at https://www.spacehive.com/haveringmindgarden 

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