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Staff and Children enjoy opening of New Garden and Play Area 

Staff and children at the Salisbury District Hospital Day Nursery have celebrated the opening of a new £25,000 garden and play area.

The garden, which includes new grassed and woodland areas, sandpit, raised planting and outside seating, was made possible thanks to money raised through the hospital’s staff lottery and the Salisbury Hospital League of Friends, together with support and help from parents, local people and organisations.

SDH Day Nursery New Garden and Play Area 
    Staff, children, parents and representatives from the staff lottery and League of Friends gather to bury a time capsule to mark the completion of the Toy Box Day Nursery garden project 

The Toy Box Day Nursery provides affordable, flexible and quality childcare for children aged between three months to five years.

It has been graded as Good by Ofsted and holds the Bristol Standard Quality Improvement Award.

Dyan Hunt, Childcare Coordinator, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone involved in this project, whether they were volunteers giving up their time to do the preparatory ground works or people or organisations who supported the project by providing additional funding.”

Zoe Shaw who coordinates the staff lottery said: “We are delighted that the staff lottery is the major funder of this project. The staff lottery exists for the benefit of hardworking hospital staff, and whilst we greatly enjoy giving employees the thrill of winning large cash prizes, it is also a pleasure to see a project like this come to fruition which will benefit so many of our colleagues and their children.”

George Todd, Chairman of the Salisbury Hospital League of Friends said:  "It has been a great pleasure for the League of Friends to be able to financially support the Toy Box Day Nursery Garden. It is vital that Salisbury District Hospital is able to retain their hardworking staff to look after the patients and,  to have a facility on-site for taking care of their young children while they are working, is hugely important.”

“The garden provides an exciting play space where the youngsters can get out and about, expend some energy and investigate nature. Dyan Hunt and her team are to be congratulated on bringing such a project to fruition.”

For further information please contact:

Patrick Butler
PR Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust,
Tel: 01722 336262. Ext: 2170


Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:07 
Printed from Salisbury NHS Foundation Website