Misty Cashmere is one of over 100 Brilliant Little Brands (BLB) and is delighted to be supporting Horatio's Garden which is their 'headline charity' for June and July.
Horatio’s Garden is named after Horatio Chapple, a schoolboy who wanted to be a doctor and who volunteered at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury during his school holidays.
The charity’s story began back in 2011, when Horatio noticed during his time volunteering that there was a lack of outdoor space for patients with spinal injuries and their loved ones. This bothered him, so he decided to do something about it.
It was Horatio’s idea to create a garden and when he suggested the idea to patients spending time in the spinal treatment centre, they were unanimously enthusiastic. His parents, Dr Olivia Chapple and David Chapple, a spinal surgeon at Salisbury District Hospital, agreed that it was a brilliant idea and encouraged him to do some research. Horatio then devised a questionnaire to ask patients exactly what they thought should be included in the space and what they would like the garden to look like.
Tragically, Horatio’s life was cut short at 17 when his camp was attacked by a polar bear whilst on an expedition to Svalbard that summer. There followed an outpouring of love and goodwill, with donations flooding in for his garden to be created. Since then, Horatio’s legacy has continued to grow and is now helping patients, families and NHS staff throughout the UK.
10% of all sales will be donated by BLB brands to Horatio's Garden which is entirely funded by donations.