Rainbow Gardens

The Trust are launching a fundraising appeal to develop memorial ‘Rainbow Gardens’ at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Bassetlaw Hospital in memory of all the local people who have sadly lost their life to Covid-19, including our beloved colleagues Kevin Smith and Dr Medhat Atalla.

This campaign is now fully funded – we want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all of those who have donated.

The gardens be created in their honour and will be dedicated spaces for families and colleagues to visit, a calm and peaceful place,  to remember those loved ones we have lost.  To date 200 people have sadly died at the Trust from Covid-19, including our two beloved colleagues.

During the pandemic the rainbow has become a symbol of support for the NHS and it feels fitting that we create rainbow gardens in memory of those we have sadly lost.

We are asking the people of Doncaster and Bassetlaw for their support in helping to raise;

  • £25k to create a garden at DRI and Bassetlaw Hospital sites
  • £30k to commission the materials to create a memorial at DRI for lost colleagues
  • £35k to purchase additional tables and benches to be located across all sites for patients and staff to enjoy

However there is no limit and whatever we raise will be used to make our hospitals better places to be.

To support the Rainbow Garden’s appeal you can donate on the Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/doncaster-bassetlaw?utm_term=gwAwpGA5G

or you can contact the Communications & Enagagement Team on 01302 644244 / 01909 572726 or email dbth.comms@nhs.net

** Rainbow Garden Appeal Update (24 August 2020) **

Since the appeal was launched in June 2020 we have been inundated with offers of support from our brilliant local communities, thank you so much to everyone who has been in touch to offer everything from benches to plants!  We hope work on the Rainbow Garden at Bassetlaw Hospital will commence mid September.  The work on the garden will be carried out by J P Fox Services of Worksop who will be providing their services free of charge.  We are very grateful to John and Carolyn Fox for their support and we’re so excited to see the finished product!

At DRI Elaine Cresswell from reShaped has visited the site and we are waiting on Elaines design plan which we will share as soon as we receive them.  Thank you to David from AWS Landscapes for their continued support.

At Montagu Hospital a lasting memorial will be added to the current Fred and Ann Green Garden.

Rainbow Garden site at Bassetlaw Hospital
Rainbow Garden Design Bassetlaw Hospital

DRI Rainbow Garden site.  Design coming soon

Thank you to our supporters who include:

Johnsons of Whixley

AWS Landscapes Ltd



Polypipe Building Products

Taylor Wimpey

Morgan Sindall

Lindrick Construction

RJ Electricals

PSL Print

NHS Professionals

Bassetlaw Hospital League of friends

Pandrol Worksop

Hall Fencing

Notcutts Welbeck Garden Centre

Shedcetra of Retford



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