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Canon launches auction to create ‘rehabilitation garden’ at Hillingdon Hospital

Canon has announced its collaboration with the Hillingdon Hospitals Charity to raise funds for the development of a new rehabilitation garden at Hillingdon Hospital.

This initiative aims to provide patients with a serene outdoor space to support their recovery through outside therapy. The online silent auction, taking place from June 19 to 30, will feature remarkable photographic works created by local students from Global Academy, Canon employees, and renowned Canon Ambassador Clive Booth.

Recognising the significance of a tranquil environment for patients undergoing extended hospital stays, the Hillingdon Hospitals Charity has identified a plot of land within Hillingdon Hospital to be transformed into a dedicated rehabilitation garden. This garden will serve as a peaceful retreat for patients from rehabilitation wards during their recovery, following the relocation of rehabilitation units to a new location.

The Hillingdon Hospitals Charity has enlisted the expertise of Tom Stuart-Smith, a Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist renowned for creating gardens for the Royal Household at Windsor Castle. Together, they aim to raise the necessary funds to develop the plot of land into a rejuvenating space where patients and their families can spend time away from the wards, surrounded by nature. The garden plans include wheelchair accessibility, raised beds filled with diverse plants and flowers, and various seating areas throughout.

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Hillingdon Hospital. Image: Google

To support the fundraising efforts, Canon has organized an online silent photography auction from June 19 to 30. Participants will have the opportunity to bid on a wide range of stunning photographs taken by talented local students from Global Academy, passionate Canon employees, and the esteemed Canon Ambassador Clive Booth. Those interested can view the captivating photography and participate in the auction by visiting the dedicated webpage: https://www.canon.co.uk/silent-auction-hillingdon-hospital/.

Canon’s involvement with Hillingdon Hospital spans four years, as the company remains committed to creating positive change within society, guided by its corporate philosophy of Kyosei, which emphasises the importance of living and working together for the common good.

For further information on the plans for the creation of the rehabilitation garden at Hillingdon Hospital, please visit: https://thh.nhs.uk/news-events/top-designer-plots-rehab-garden-at-hillingdon-hospital-746/