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Darlac donates tools to assist injured service personnel
Darlac, the cutting tool experts, have donated tools worth over £1,000 to the charity HighGround which uses horticulture as a rehabilitation intervention for injured service personnel.
The charity undertakes its work by providing the Horticultural Therapy service for the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire part of their rehabilitation programme for injured soldiers, sailors and airmen.
Darlac have supplied a range of tools which can be used by diverse range of mixed ability patients whether they are able to stand, have limited use of limbs or wheelchair bound. The collection includes the award-winning Expert range of pruners and tools including telescopic shears and loppers and the telescopic poles with saw and pruner attachments. The telescopic function will prove particularly useful in allowing all patients to undertake Horticultural Therapy activity delivered by HighGround as part of their rehab.
Darlac Director Tim Jeffries commented “We gardeners are all aware of the benefits to physical and mental well-being from the outdoors and gardening in particular. When I received a call from Andy Wright, the Therapeutic Gardens Manager, about a preferential price for tools I was delighted to donate tools from our range especially as one of my sons is a serving Army officer. We all owe a great debt to our service personnel and it is a privilege to help in a small way.”
Horticultural Therapy was introduced to the military in the UK by Executive Director Anna Baker Cresswell when she started her first charity, Gardening Leave, in 2007. She commented “We are so grateful to Darlac for their hugely generous donation. Stanford Hall, the late Duke of Westminster’s magnificent legacy, is a world class centre for rehabilitation and to have the support of Darlac and their brilliant tools means so much to us.”
Pictured:Horticultural Therapy session at DNRC Stanford Hall using tools donated to HighGround by Darlac
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