Hospice ellenor and patron Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins to attend Chelsea Flower Show

PUBLISHED: 14:07 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:07 16 May 2017

The Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Credit: Tim Sandall

The Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Credit: Tim Sandall


This is the first time the hospice have been involved with the show

Hospice ellenor will be at the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time next week with its patron Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins.

The hospice will be working alongside Chilstone, makers of handcrafted architectural stone and garden ornaments in Tunbridge Wells, and garden designer Ali Dempster.

A fountain placed in the middle of the garden, created by Chilstone, will be named The ellenor Giving Family Fountain.

The fountain operates with recycled rain water collected from the living sedum roof of Mr Dempster’s garden studio.

All week the hospice are encouraging visitors to come along to the stand and donate to the fountain. All donations enable them to continue to provide care and support for babies, children, and adults facing terminal illness.

On May 22, patron Ms Hawkins will be unveiling Chiltone’s Leda and the Swan sculpture, depicting Helen of Troy’s conception, which has been chosen as a finalist for the Royal Horticultural Show’s Product of the Year.

Rachel Holweger, director of Income Generation at ellenor said: “We are absolutely delighted to be part of this exciting project – what a wonderful opportunity for us to let more people know about the care provided by ellenor across Kent and South London to very sick children and adults facing terminal illness.

“As we are so reliant on funds to provide this care, we are extremely grateful to Chilstone for involving us in this way; and to our patron Charlotte Hawkins for joining us on the Monday. If you are visiting the show across the week, please come and visit the stand and throw some coins into our Fountain – your generosity will allow us to continue to change the lives of people facing terminal illness.”

Chilstone’s fountain named after ellenor will be located at stand 84, Hospital Way, adjacent to the main avenue.

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