Foyle Hospice gardens win award

Pictured LFR: Eric Watson, Fred Stuart, Danny Gorman, Michel Gerard O'Kane , Michael Deery, Hugh McLaughlin and Barney Gillespie.

Pictured LFR: Eric Watson, Fred Stuart, Danny Gorman, Michel Gerard O'Kane , Michael Deery, Hugh McLaughlin and Barney Gillespie.

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The beautiful Peace Bridge gardens, one of Foyle Hospice’s newest gardens, has been recognised at Age Concern’s garden awards ceremony on Monday evening at Malvern House.

Hospice volunteer Danny Gorman, accepted the prestigious cup for first place in the community garden section.

Danny nominated the gardens following the completion of the work earlier this year.

Inspired by the kind donation from M.I.M.S Engineering Ltd of the unique Peace Bridge Bench, the team of garden volunteers made designs to give the gardens the perfect setting.

With Hugh McLaughlin at the helm, the volunteers landscaped the garden as a lovely location for this unique piece of artistic engineering.

Situated in the front garden of the In-Patient Unit, the bench is often used by visitors visiting loved ones in the hospice.

Many people who visit the hospice comment on the beautiful surroundings.

“We are indebted to the time volunteered by this group of special people many of whom have been volunteering for countless years. Thank you for your support, from all at Foyle Hospice.” a hospice spokesperson said.