Patients and their families waiting for cancer information or chemotherapy treatment in the Milton Keynes Macmillan Unit can now feast their eyes on a beautifully weeded, pruned, clipped and planted outdoor courtyard, thanks to a team of kind volunteers who worked with MKCPP secretary Jaff Newton over a recent weekend.
The group, from Milton Keynes based New Life Church on a one-year “Life School” course, originally approached MKUGH Hospital Chaplain the Rev. Sarah Crane to see if there was any voluntary work the group could do to help patients.
A lovely garden for Milton Keynes cancer patients and staff to admire
Rev. Sarah, as a regular member of the Milton Keynes Cancer Patient Partnership, thought of the weeds pushing up in the Macmillan Unit courtyard and the MKCPP’s valiant (but sometimes time-restricted) efforts to keep on top of the rapid spring growth, so told the New Life Church group that some gardening work was called for.
They cheerfully turned up armed with spades, clippers, secateurs, gloves, sturdy clothes and plenty of enthusiasm to tackle the job – and mere hours later, the courtyard was transformed.
On behalf of everyone who uses the MK Macmillan Cancer Unit…
Thank you so much, New Life Church volunteers!
Would you like to help care for this garden and cheer up cancer patients in Milton Keynes?
If you love gardening and can spare a little time to help with this attractive courtyard garden, please contact Jaff Newton on firstname.lastname@example.org . You will be very welcome!