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Mayor of Kirklees officially opens Rosewood Centre garden

The Rosewood Centre Palliative Day Support and Therapy Unit team at Dewsbury Hospital, this week hosted a garden tea party to celebrate the official opening of the newly transformed garden by the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Jim Dodds and the Mayoress, his wife Carol Dodds.

In August The Rosewood Centre garden was given a transformational makeover by local volunteers from Homebase Garden Academy, as part of their charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

The makeover completely rejuvenated the previously unused outside space and the garden is now being enjoyed by palliative care and palliative drop-in patients living with a life limiting illness, as well as their carers, from the local North Kirklees community.

Patients from the Rosewood Centre, volunteers and other Trust staff were all in attendance at the event held on Monday. A beautifully designed cake was created especially for the event by a friend of one of the Rosewood Centre drop in patients, as well as a selection of homemade cakes.

The Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Jim Dodds, said “The Rosewood Centre was very warm and welcoming with staff and volunteers doing all they can for those in need. Much too often all that is bad in our society is reported and nothing is mentioned about these unsung Heroes".

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Photo: The Mayor of Kirklees - Cllr Jim Dodds, The Mayoress of Kirklees – Carol Dodds,
Main Photo (L-R); Patient Lorraine Turner, The Mayor of Kirklees - Cllr Jim Dodds, The Mayoress of Kirklees – Carol Dodds, with Rosewood Centre patients Tracey Ramsden and Rose Bennett.