Borderland Rotary have pledged to help the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, with their appeal to raise money for a new Garden for Alice that will be established in the grounds adjacent to the Alice Paediatric Ward.   This will enable young people to have direct access from the ward and be able to enjoy fresh air in a pleasant and safe environment.

RJAH charity director, Victoria Sugden, visited Borderland and explained that she wants to make the garden a ‘real sanctuary’ for children, when hospital becomes their life. She went on to say, “Although the target figure is quite large, it’s support from groups like the Rotary that make all the difference as the donation will go straight into the fund for the exciting garden design, which is being done by Olivia Copley, who is currently studying for her Royal Horticultural Society diploma”.

The garden will be specifically designed to offer therapeutic features, such as a covered canopy, a woodland walk, vegetable patch, a garden room, moon arches and much more.

If you would like to make a donation towards the garden, please visit the dedicated fundraising page at

Pictured: Chris Bryan-Smith (Borderland president) Harry Richardson, Victoria Sugden (RJAH) & Andy Boroughs.