02/03/2023 | Press releases

Blooming marvellous display set to transform Breast Care Centre garden

Patients using the Breast Care Centre garden at Ipswich Hospital set to benefit from a blooming marvellous installation thanks to support from the community.

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity is asking local people to “Say it with Blooms” this spring by sponsoring a light pink flower, either for a loved one or to show their gratitude to the Breast Care Centre team.

The Blooms for Blossom, which have been specially created by Suffolk Ironworks and are made from hand pressed iron, will be ‘planted’ in the garden at the recently opened centre in late March, in time for its formal opening. Messages of dedication will also be posted on the charity’s website.

The new-look garden will be the finishing touch at the new £5.3million centre, which began welcoming patients earlier this year. The work was made possible thanks to a partnership between NHS funding from East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), which runs the hospital, and a fundraising appeal called the Blossom Appeal, which was run by Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity.

Mandy Jordan, associate director of Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity, which helped to fund the centre, said: “The blooms are the symbol for the new Breast Care Centre. They represent renewal, confidence and success, which are all attributes that we hope will flourish in our patients when they visit our new centre.

“We want the garden to be a welcoming and peaceful space, with the installation a permanent representation of the community’s support for loved ones and staff as they go through their journey.”

Sponsor a Breast Care Centre bloom on the Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity website

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