RHS Hampton Court Flower Show - 2016

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show - July 2016Devon artist Victoria Westaway is thrilled to once again work alongside the charity Momentum and Tale Valley Nursery on a spectacular willow sculpture called 'Family' to be exhibited in the Momentum Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Momentum children’s charity, based in Kingston upon Thames, is thrilled to have a dedicated Momentum Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show running from 5 to 10 July 2016.

Gardens and outside spaces have always featured greatly in Momentum’s work, with the charity having designed and constructed hospital play areas, gardens and even a vegetable garden.

Momentum’s Director Bianca Effemey said: “Having a very sick child is one of the most unimaginably hard things that a parent will ever have to go through. Outside spaces and gardens can provide the respite that families need to escape the daily clinical hospital environment. It means a great deal to us to be showing our own peaceful Momentum Garden at Hampton Court this year.”

In conjunction with Tale Valley Nursery in Devon, the Momentum Garden at Hampton Court, sponsored by Chartridge Developments plc, will feature beautiful willow sculptures designed by renowned sculptor Victoria Westaway, representing a Momentum family of two parents and their two children. The sculptures will be auctioned at a later date to raise funds for the charity.

Chris and Lorraine Birchall of Tale Valley Nursery in Devon, who won a Gold Medal for their Momentum garden design at Chelsea Flower Show last year, and renowned willow sculptor Victoria Westaway have this year again kindly offered their horticultural knowledge and design expertise to represent the journey taken by Momentum families.

Chris Birchall said: “After having the privilege of working with Momentum last year at Chelsea we are delighted to be working with them again this year at Hampton Court promoting such a worthwhile cause.”

Momentum receives no government funding so relies entirely on the support of the public and funds raised through its charity work. To find out more about the charity visit www.moment-um.org

Momentum PR End Notes to Editors
  • For interviews and images please contact Yvonne Winborn on 07970 286115.
  • Momentum supports children and their families across Surrey and SW London who are faced with the diagnosis of cancer or another life-limiting condition. The charity offers practical and emotional support through its Family Support Programme; providing holidays, trips and treats to help during the stress of treatment, and also refurbishing areas within hospitals to help enhance the healing environment. At any one time Momentum supports approximately 150 families. Momentum is a registered, independent charity established in 2004 (Registered charity no 1106677). www.moment-um.org
  • Momentum’s patrons include TV star Christopher Biggins, Kingston-born actor Tom Holland (currently starring in Captain America: Civil War) and children’s author Jacqueline Wilson, famed for Tracy Beaker and other stories.

Tale Valley Nursery, Barratt's Cottage, Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, EX15 2NQ - Tel: 01884 277614
Chartridge Developments plc

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