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NOA PRISM chooses Horatio’s Garden Charity

Dec 18, 2018 | NOA Newsletters, Uncategorized

Horatio Chapple in SvalbardNOA PRISM’s chosen charity for 2018 is HORATIO’S GARDEN

Horatio’s Garden is an award winning hospital garden opened in Sept 2012 not far from the NOA PRISM offices. The garden was funded by Horatio’s Garden charity, designed for patients with spinal cord injuries at Salisbury Hospital. 3 other Horatio’s Gardens have opened since – in London, Stoke Mandeville and Glasgow. The 5th garden is under construction in Oswestry and a further 6 are planned by the charity in each of the NHS regional spinal units in Britain

HORATIO CHAPPLE was aged just 17 when he was tragically killed by a polar bear on an expedition to Svalbard, Norway in 2011.

Horatio had volunteered at the Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury during his school holidays and it was his own patient research that had established the need for a beautiful garden to be created for patients.  Horatio’s Garden is now a symbol of the hopes that Horatio had for a future of making a difference to the lives of others.

Horatio’s Garden Charity:

 

 

 

 

 

The day after Horatio’s death, his father David suggested that the family ask people to support the funding of a garden as a way of commemorating Horatio’s vision and within a few days, the Horatio’s Garden Charity was proposed.

Note from Neil Osment, Managing Director of NOA PRISM:

“I am always amazed by people (especially parents) who face such adversity by doing such positive things. The Charity struck me as one that NOA PRISM should support, given its proximity to our business and also our passion for Wildlife, conservation and the environment.  Instead of sending Christmas cards this year, NOA PRISM are donating £250 to Horatio’s Garden Charity.”

NOA PRISM Christmas Opening Times:

The NOA PRISM offices will be closed from Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open on Thursday 3rd January 2019. From all of us at NOA PRISM, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !