Eden-Rose will give cancer patients, their families, volunteers, care givers and nurses an opportunity to escape, reflect and connect with nature.
Medical evidence states that many of the most effective settings for recovering from fatigue or illness involve the natural environment. Such restorative environments are in short supply in many urban areas, if not non-existent. Unfortunately, environments that have the opposite effect are rampant. This medical evidence is gaining momentum.
Working in conjunction with care homes, support groups and hospital staff the woodland provides a free safe retreat in a beautiful setting for those that need a sympathetic environment. Because of the documented evidence of age and the diagnosis of Cancer and other terminal illness’s the majority of our visitors are elderly.
The Eden-Rose Community Limited ((‘ERCL’) has been established with the purpose of undertaking a range of outdoor activities that will vastly support the local community. Its objective is to utilise the surpluses generated by these activities to provide sustainable income to the Eden-Rose Coppice Trust, a charity which provides support to those with a terminal illness and their families and carers.
We are seeking investment to ensure the success of the not-for-profit community enterprise ‘ERCL’ and thus sustain the charity.
We are aiming to raise a minimum of £80,000 and a maximum of £100,000. Excitingly, we have secured the support of the Booster Programme, which is funded by Power to Change and run by the Community Shares Unit. They have agreed that for every £ you invest, they will match fund it, which means we need to raise £40,000 via the sale of community shares.