A Wonderfully Relaxing Walk

25 May 2018

Thanks to Mark Jeffreys and the wonderful staff at St Peter and St James hospice some of the young people in Hanbury were able to enjoy a peaceful walk in their beautiful gardens. Just down the road towards Wivelsfied is this haven of tranquility where we were all able to benefit from being in such a calm and restful place. Before we started out walk we met the donkeys in the paddock opposite the hospice reception. Donkeys at the hospice are a very important legacy to Jim and Susan Dinnage, a local couple who set up a donkey sanctuary in 1951 and held donkey derbies, the proceeds of which were used initially to pay for nursing care for their son, and then to pay for a seaside home for disabled or ill children to come and stay with their families. In 1975 a new home, the St Peter & St James Holiday Home for the Disabled, was built, and this was registered as a nursing home in 1977, before becoming a hospice in 1980.

Our young people visibly relaxed in the gardens of this wonderful hospice and it was truly a great place to come and absorb all the sights, smells and sounds of the countryside.

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