Haskins Garden Centres

Ferndown Assists Community Brain Injury Service

Amongst April’s unseasonal snow showers, Haskins Ferndown had the pleasure of helping out Dorset Healthcare’s Community Brain Injury Service by donating fruit and vegetable plants for their rehabilitation allotment.

Jackie Lawson, a Clinical Specialist and Occupational Therapist at the Poole based Service, contacted Haskins about their newly acquired community allotment, which is being used to help groups and individuals recover from acquired brain injuries.

Patients of the service will have the opportunity to work on the allotment to re-learn the skills they need to get back into work, be part of a community and take part in a rewarding outdoor activity.

On receiving the donation, Jackie said, “In supporting us, Haskins will be making a massive difference to our fledgling project and helping our patients recover from life-changing brain injury.”

The allotment will be having an official open day on 5th July, where Haskins will be celebrating their efforts with the wider community.

Pictured above: Haskins Plant Advisor, Alasdair Urquhart donates plants to Rehabilitation Assistant Vicki Robbins and the allotment’s Head Gardener, Jason.