Tony’s Garden 🌱

Thanks to Network Rail, we have a 3-acre piece of urban wasteland. We’re determined to turn it into an amazing sensory garden for our amputees, the other charities in The FYF Charity Hub and the community. We’re working with some amazing funders and volunteers to get the project underway, but it would be great if you could get involved too…

Do you know that gardening and spending time in nature has been proven to improve mental health? We do. 

That’s why this project is so important to us. Tony’s Garden – as we’re affectionately calling it – is going to provide a space for our charity to run activities and classes for amputees, giving them a safe space to spend time outdoors in the fresh air. 

This garden isn’t just for us though. As mentioned above, The FYF Charity Hub is packed full of other organisations each with an amazing cause. The space will be available for them to use as well. We’d also like to encourage the local community of Paisley to get involved. Our plans include an accessible play area for young ones to enjoy, allowing them to experience nature and wildlife within an otherwise urban environment. We’ll be encouraging the people who attend and benefit from the garden to keep it growing and thriving. Bottom line is, it’s going to be positive, safe, green, fun and uplifting for many people.

We have over 100 volunteers coming in throughout June to help us clear the space and plant the seeds to transform it into a welcoming garden, but there are still a lot of costs for us to cover. We want to fill it with plants, seating areas and have equipment for different activities. To make it as safe as possible, we’ll need money to cover security. As an amputee charity, we want every area to be accessible, and that costs too. If you like the sound of what we’re doing and agree that Tony’s Garden can be a positive space for our charity and the rest of the community, please donate using the form below. We look forward to having you over for a barbecue. 

A special thank you to these amazing companies. Without them and some individual volunteers this project wouldn’t be possible.

Spifox        Slater and Gordon       Doig Smith        Ashhurt         Arnold Clark        Thermo Fisher       Hallamland       Aitken Design