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Space to Grow


William was born five weeks premature and was diagnosed with a complex congenital heart defect. The intensive care unit and open-heart surgery were all he knew in the early months. His mum, Sarah, said the support the family had from Gloucestershire-based Heart Heroes was a lifeline. The charity supports families with children who have life-limiting heart conditions, and Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire donated £10,000 for an adventure garden to create a haven for the children. Sarah tells us:

“The forest school and garden project is so exciting. William loved getting involved with clearing some of the rubble, he even found an old bird’s nest which he took to school to show his class. The children can grow plants and vegetables, play outside games, and explore wildlife in the bug hotel and pond. William has loved being in the garden.

“Finding out your child has a life long-life threatening condition is terrifying; the future is unknown and you feel confused, angry, sad and lonely. Heart Heroes is very much a support for the whole family – we can socialise with other families who understand.
“As a parent I am so excited to be able to relax with other heart families and watch our children play in a safe outdoor space making
their own fun, as well as being guided through outdoor learning opportunities.”