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Coming up roses for hospice with Garden Club donation

From left Jan Macdonald, the Garden Club of Bermuda president, Carol Sims, the club’s 100th anniversary committee co-chairwoman and Jennifer Mahoney, the executive director of Friends of Hospice (Photograph supplied)

The island’s only hospice has been given a $10,000 donation from the Garden Club of Bermuda.

The Garden Club, as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, handed over the cash to Friends of Hospice, which is leading a campaign to relocate Agape House from Paget to Woodland Grove in Warwick.

Jennifer Mahoney, the executive director of Friends of Hospice, added: “We are extremely grateful to have been selected as one of the ten charities to benefit from the Garden Club’s 100th anniversary.

“They have been fantastic partners and we look forward to working with them on new and exciting initiatives in the near future.”

Agape House opened its doors in 1991 and the Garden Club contributed labour, plants and money for landscaping.

The work continued in 1992 with the installation of a path around the hospice to allow easy access to the gardens.

Two terraces and several seating areas were also built.

The garden club was awarded a trophy by the Government Environmental Awards Scheme for this work.

A spokeswoman for the Garden Club said: “The new location will offer its residents a more rural setting with ample open spaces and plenty of natural light.”

Other charities that have benefited from Garden Club donations in its anniversary year include the Bermuda Zoological Society, the Bermuda National Trust and Keep Bermuda Beautiful.

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Published February 16, 2022 at 4:43 pm (Updated February 16, 2022 at 4:43 pm)

Coming up roses for hospice with Garden Club donation

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