Donations from the Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show to the Titsey Rotary Club for services provided at the Show, have been used to create a much appreciated sensory garden at St Piers/Young Epilepsy in Lingfield.
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend members of the Titsey Rotary Club joined the army of volunteers that make the Show possible. In return for their time and effort, the Show was pleased to make a donation, which the club has re-gifted back into the community.
Based in Lingfield, Young Epilepsy is a charity dedicated to care and education for children with epilepsy and related conditions. It's a superb facility that prides itself on state of the art services for its students and which invests carefully to improve standards in patient care and life experience. For example, over the past 18 months some £1.8m has been spent setting up a diagnostic suite that makes use of developments in magnetic technology.
An important part of the new diagnostic suite is the sensory garden, an area where patients and their families can relax. The joint donation from the Titsey Rotary Club and the Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show has helped to fund the copper pool within the garden. Water features have a strong effect on the senses; the pool has been designed to make intricate wave patterns on the surface. The garden was built using similar features from already established sensory gardens and designed with help from a top Chelsea Flower Show designer.
Pictured left to right: Sam Baird, President of Titsey Rotary Club. Jane Perring, Honorary Almoner of the E&O Show. Matt Robertson, Young Epilepsy Centre who led the tour of the facility. David Hodges, Titsey Rotary Club and long time supporter of Young Epilepsy. Margaret Watts, E&O Show Council.