Teenagers’ fundraising efforts for a children’s hospice were celebrated in a newly-created garden of meditation.

Richard House Children’s Hospice staff dedicated a special brick in their garden’s a ‘path of life’ for the £550 raised by 14 teenagers brought together by Newham College.

The hospice transformed a derelict part of its grounds into a garden to give family members and friends space to treasure precious moments with children with life-threatening health conditions.

Hospice life president Anthea Hare said: “The path of life creates a positive experience for family members and friends of the children who stay here and represents so many individuals and organisations that have helped us to expand our work.

“The children enjoy being here and we give them support to do things that they wouldn’t be able to do in their own homes.”

College staff member, Liana Mathurin-Brown, last summer organised activities for the teenagers for the ‘Summer of Lifetime’ programme. The programme was supported by the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust, vinspired, Newham Council, and the government. Greenfingers Charity designed and built the path with financial assistance from Grange Farm Centre that totalled around £20,000.

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