Absolutely Fabulous support for Horatio's Garden

Absolutely Fabulous support for Horatio's Garden

Published at 9:53am 18th April 2019.

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Joanna Lumley is giving her backing to the charity, which runs the garden for spinal injuries patients at Salisbury District Hospital.

Horatio's Garden has drafted in the TV legend to help raise awareness of their Fabulous Summer Tea Party events.

The idea is simple - host a tea party at some point between the 3rd and 9th of June and ask people coming along to donate to Horatio's Garden in return for their brew and a slice of cake!

All the money raised will go towards the charity's efforts to support hospital patients affected by spinal injuries and their families.

Horatio's Garden Summer Tea Party Joanna Lumley April 2019
Actress Joanna Lumley is in the special Horatio's Garden apron holding the charity's teapot

Salisbury District Hospital has one of the garden spaces next to the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Unit - and was the first to be created.

There are others in Glasgow and Stoke Mandeville, another being built at Oswestry and plans to open a fifth in London.


Horatio's Garden Salisbury September 2018
Horatio's Garden provides an outdoor space for patients and their families to use during their long stays at the spinal unit

The Salisbury Horatio's Garden is hosting its own Fabulous Summer Tea Party on Sunday 9th June between 2.00 and 5.00pm.

Anyone's welcome to go along and you can buy tickets from the charity directly.


We're all encouraged to put on our own events in support of Horatio's Garden.

There's more information about it on the charity's website - and once you sign up, you'll be sent a pack filled with hints and tips to brew up a top par-tea! 

The pack includes:

  • Invitations that you can personalise and hand out to friends and family
  • Posters to help you spread the word far and wide
  • A handy 'How to hold a Fabulous Summer Tea Party' guide which includes amazing recipes from Horatio's Garden volunteers and ideas for brilliant fundraising games
  • A pop-up collection box to keep donations safe and organised
  • Leaflets with information about Horatio's Garden to share with your guests
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