National Gardening Week Marks Return for Hospice Volunteer Gardeners

30 Apr 2021

With April 27 – May 2 marking National Gardening Week, which raises awareness of the difference gardens and gardening can make to peoples’ lives, Dr Kershaw’s volunteer gardeners, Steve Greaney, Andy Ormrod and John Bryce have returned to their roles at the Hospice after being unable to continue their duties during the latest lockdown.

Along with Andy and John, former high school teacher, Steve who has been volunteering at the Hospice since he retired six years ago supports the Hospice each Wednesday morning by maintaining the gardens and flowerbeds situated at the front of the building. 

Steve said: “We were all desperate to return to Dr Kershaw’s, people are so grateful for the work we do, we get lots of comments about the flowerbeds as they are the thing that people notice first. Making the front of the Hospice look presentable is rewarding for us all. It’s nice to be outside, making a difference and it’s a sociable, friendly place to volunteer. Our morning break of tea and toast is outside at the moment, but previously it was nice to socialise with others in the Hospice too.”
To find out more about volunteering opportunities contact the Hospice’s Volunteering Team on 0161 624 2727 or 


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