We are celebrating reaching the first milestone of its Secret Garden appeal, but there is still work ahead to make the project a reality.

Thanks to the generosity and support of the people of Sheffield who have dug deep to support this important project, the charity has already raised £50,000 towards its target.

The Secret Garden project will see a disused piece of land at the heart of the Northern General Hospital turned into a dedicated wellbeing garden for the benefit of staff and patients. The garden has been designed in close consultation with staff and will provide a stunning sanctuary giving them the resource that they need to help make their jobs, or the stay in hospital of patients, that little bit easier by providing a calm, tranquil outdoor space to unwind, to meet with colleagues and friends, and to take part in activities.

However, the charity is still urging people to get behind the appeal to turn it into a reality. Whilst being thrilled and encouraged to have hit the £50,000 mark, more donations are still required to ensure that the charity is able to build a future of wellbeing for staff and patients across local hospitals.

Ben Green, PR & Communications Manager for Sheffield Hospitals Charity, said: “We are delighted to be able to reach the first real milestone of the appeal and our thanks go to the people of Sheffield for the support that they have shown already.

“Their generous support will go a long way to transforming this site into a really impactful space for staff and patients, but it will also help us to develop projects across other hospital sites which is so important.

“But, of course, we still need your help! Every penny really will count in bringing this project to life, so please do donate or get involved because, together, we can do something really special.”

If you want to donate or get involved in Sheffield Hospitals Charity’s Secret Garden Appeal, please find all the information about the project at: