A project to develop a wellbeing garden for serving personnel at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, is taking shape – with Tarmac support.
Led by forces charity HighGround, the Op Frith garden initiative builds on the successful development of a similar green space at Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall. This saw the effective use of horticultural therapy onsite to increase the wellbeing of veterans and injured military personnel.
Tarmac has committed to supplying aggregates towards the new garden’s creation at Brize Norton, which is home to nearly 6,000 RAF members. Work is expected to start this Summer.
Rob Doody, regional managing director – materials central – for Tarmac, said: “As an Armed Forces Covenant signatory, we’re proud to show our support for military personnel and do what we can as a business to help.
“We’re actively involved within our local communities and it’s a pleasure to provide materials towards the development of HighGround’s Op Frith new garden. We look forward to being a part of the project as it takes shape.”
HighGround’s chairman, Ian Elliott, added: “As a former Station Commander of RAF Brize Norton, I was particularly delighted when the RAF’s biggest airbase was chosen as the pilot military site for our Op Frith wellbeing gardens programme.
“We are utterly indebted to Tarmac, whose extremely generous donation of aggregates will now enable HighGround’s vision to become a reality and allow us to establish a garden to provide peace and tranquillity during their busy military lives for generations to come.”
For more information on HighGround, visit: https://highground-uk.org/