Donation of £4,600 to support two full weeks of horticultural therapy for the sole benefit of wounded, injured or sick at Headley Court following occupational therapist's prescription: June 2017
High Ground was established to provide jobs, careers and vocational opportunities for Service Leavers in the horticultural sector. It also provides horticultural therapy for veterans adversely affected by war.
Horticultural therapy is now being used by the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) as one of a range of rehabilitation options of an individual rehabilitation programme for injured soldiers, sailors and airmen following the successful delivery of a 3 year pilot at Headley Court supported by the Soldiers’ Charity.
In a recent letter to Anna Baker Cresswell who brought Horticultural Therapy to the military in the UK the Surgeon General, the defence authority for Healthcare in the Defence Medical Services Department said:
Charl planting shallots
Grafting apple trees
Trooper with hen
We would love to hear from you if you know of any soldier (whether current or past), family member or any project that might benefit from our help.