Uplyme business Sitting Spiritually donates hand-crafted bench to children’s hospital

UPLYME-based business Sitting Spiritually has delivered a bespoke garden seat to the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. 

Sitting Spiritually has been creating handcrafted and beautifully-finished garden swing seats, pergolas, garden benches and oak rope swings for the past 15 years.

As a thank you to the hard-working staff of the children’s hospital, they have delivered an RHS Centenary Bench to be used in one of staff gardens.

The bench carries an inscription thanking Great Ormond Street for all of the amazing work that they do for children all over the country – and the world.

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has several hospital gardens for staff, children, and their families to enjoy and relax in, helping them find moments of joy and serenity despite their difficult circumstances. 

This particular bench will be placed in GOSH’s staff garden, which will assist staff to refresh and rejuvenate themselves while they are working tirelessly to look after their patients.

As of 2018-2019, GOSH receives 237,908 outpatient visits and 43,218 inpatient visits yearly. Many children are referred to GOSH from outside of London – almost half in fact.

This paediatric hospital is essential for providing care for the children who are the most in need, as they have the UK’s widest range of clinical specialities of any paediatric hospital on one site.

It is for these reasons, and many more, that Sitting Spiritually felt compelled to make this gesture of appreciation. 

This intricate and hand-carved bench will be situated in the rooftop garden, a safe haven for more than 3,000 staff members of GOSH.

The smooth clean lines of the oak seat will complement the calm and serene atmosphere of the staff garden.

A spokesperson for Sitting Spiritually said: “Sitting Spiritually is delighted to be able to make this contribution to GOSH and their staff. We hope that these wonderful key workers will find peace of mind through some restful moments sitting on this bench.”

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