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ISS – supporting the Stroke Association's first Legacy Garden

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ISS is proud to work with the Stroke Association to build and support the first ever Stroke Legacy Garden which is showcased at the renowned BBC Gardening show
The garden, which will be in place for the duration of the event from June 13-16th inclusive 2019, is a living monument to the journey of stroke survivors, and a celebration of the people whose legacies are helping to rebuild lives. 

Volunteers from ISS will work with the Stroke Association at the NEC to help with the build, maintenance and break down of the garden. ISS volunteers will take part in awareness raising and engage visitors with the story behind the garden.  At the end of the show, the garden will be transplanted to its new, permanent home at St Margaret’s Community Hospital in Epping.

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Photo: Jade Atherton and Rebecca Balson

Created by award-winning landscaper, Alex Daley, and legacy officer and stroke survivor, Phil Pooley, the garden represents the emotions and experiences stroke survivors face on the road to recovery.

Alison Pemberton, Philanthropy and Partnerships Director at the Stroke Association said: “When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community and the generosity of our amazing supporters. 

“We’re immensely grateful and proud to partner with ISS to create our legacy garden. Legacies make up almost half of our donations, and are vital for our work rebuilding lives after stroke. We hope that visitors will be inspired by the possibilities of life after stroke.”


Rebecca Balson, Bid Manager, ISS UK said, “I was thrilled to help the Stroke Association with the planting of their Legacy garden. From my own personal experiences I know how valuable the charity is in supporting those who have been affected by the effects of stroke. We had a great day meeting the team and understanding a bit more about the garden concept and planting ideas. I hope people take pleasure in the garden, not just for those at the Gardener’s World NEC event but also at its new home.” 

Martin Wayman, Corporate Responsibility Manager, ISS UK said, “As a corporate partner we’re very proud to support the Stroke Association. We’re especially pleased at the opportunity for our people to work with the Stroke association on this landmark gardening project. We’ve heard so many inspirational stories of recovery from stroke throughout our partnerships and it’s wonderful to be part of a garden that celebrates the stages of recovery.”
 
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The BBC Gardening Show Live takes place at the Birmingham NEC, June 13-16 inclusive 2019.

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If you have a question about ISS UK and Ireland, please contact:

Rebecca Jennings
UK Marketing and Communication Manager - ISS UK

Velocity 1
Brooklands Drive
Brooklands
Weybridge
Surrey
KT13 0SL

Tel: (+44) 07974 100017

Email: rebecca.jennings@uk.issworld.com

The Stroke Association

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When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt. Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community. With more donations and support from you, we can rebuild even more lives.

Donate or find out more here.