HighGround receive funding from Headley Court Charity.
We have an exciting announcement about our Horticultural Therapy service at Stanford Hall. Read more to find out.
To the delight of everyone at HighGround, the Trustees of the Headley Court Charity have granted £450,000 to secure the future of the Horticultural Therapy service at DMRC Stanford Hall.
HighGround began its association with Headley Court in 2014 when Anna Baker Cresswell was invited to run a pilot programme to test the benefits of Horticultural Therapy as a rehabilitation intervention for injured serving personnel. In the years since, many hundreds of military personnel have benefited from its therapeutic services, delivered behind the yew hedges at Headley Court. Following the move to the late Duke of Westminster’s magnificent legacy at Stanford Hall near Loughborough, this donation, from the proceeds of the sale of Headley Court, will ensure that HighGround’s Horticultural Therapy service will continue to play a valuable part in the healing and recovery of our nation’s injured serving personnel.
Air Vice Marshal Tony Stables, Chairman of the Headley Court Charity said: Trustees have been delighted to work alongside HighGround at Headley Court, and are pleased that this important therapeutic service will continue to help our injured servicemen and women during their treatment at Stanford Hall.
Air Cdre Ian Elliott, Chairman of HighGround’s Trustees, added “On behalf of all the Trustees at HighGround, I want to say a huge heartfelt thank you to the Headley Court Charity for their wonderful grant. This money will ensure that we can continue to deliver our much valued Horticultural Therapy services at Stanford Hall for many years to come, and will thereby provide a tangible and enduring legacy of our very proud association with Headley Court.”