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The Baldwin’s Bridge Trust supports Thames Hospice with its very own bridge

15-09-2021
Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

When Thames Hospice first started making plans for the new Hospice, the gardens and surrounding area were given as much attention and thought as the building. The outdoor designs included a flowing stream running through the centre of the Hospice, with a bridge connecting the Inpatient Unit gardens to the rest of the Hospice.

The Hospice reached out to The Baldwin’s Bridge Trustees and talked them through their plans to create an oasis of calm around the Hospice building and the Trust kindly agreed to support the new build and fund the bridge.

Sarah Bissell, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, said: “We were so thrilled to welcome The Baldwin’s Bridge Trustees to the Hospice today (9 September 2021) for their very first tour of the new Hospice and to see first-hand how their legacy to support the residents of the parishes of Eton and Eton Wick. As well as maintaining Baldwin’s Bridge in Eton, The Baldwin’s Bridge Trustees have created a connection for them to the Hospice which will now always be there for all to enjoy.

“Having access to nature and natural spaces is important for wellbeing, and is especially important for our patients with so much research demonstrating reduced stress and anxiety and even pain levels when they can spend quality time amongst nature. Every bedroom in our Inpatient Unit and as well as our Day Therapy Suite has direct access to our gardens and walkways that are wheelchair friendly.”

Linda Tarbox, Bridgemaster, said: “We were delighted to finally get the chance to visit the Hospice and see how this wonderful new building and its beautiful surroundings are helping to support more people in our community. We all left feeling so pleased we could be a part of it and will be back to visit the café again.”

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