National Gardening Week: Help us grow a new therapy programme at the Parkinson’s Centre

This National Gardening Week we’re celebrating the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy’s newly-launched social therapeutic horticulture programme, which aims to reduce some of the stress and anxieties that are common challenges for those living with Parkinson’s.

Horticultural Therapy uses the power of gardening to improve the physical and mental well-being of people with Parkinson’s disease. Studies have shown that working in the garden can:

  • Enhance motor skills: Activities like raking, planting and weeding can improve dexterity, coordination and balance.
  • Boost mood and cognitive function: Spending time outdoors in nature has a well-documented positive impact on mental health.
  • Promote social interaction: Gardening provides a fantastic opportunity for people with Parkinson’s and their carers to connect and participate in a shared activity.

To make this programme a success, we need your help!

To support this initiative, we’re in need of gardening equipment. If you have anything you can spare to donate to the centre it can help to make a significant difference. Our aim is to ensure that everyone, regardless of their circumstances, can experience the joy of gardening and the profound benefits it brings to our lives.

Please reach out to if you are able to donate any of the items listed below. We can arrange for collection or you can drop items off at the Parkinson’s Centre.

PCIT urgently requires:

  • Wheelbarrows
  • Rakes
  • Brooms
  • Hoes
  • Seeds
  • Forks
  • Spades
  • Pots
  • Plants
  • Compost
  • Sleepers
  • Shed

Thank you for your consideration and support. Your generosity will help us sow the seeds of wellness and hope for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.

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