Horatio’s Garden Wales arts programme blooms thanks to support from the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust


Horatio’s Garden Wales, located at the heart of University Hospital Llandough in Cardiff, has received a generous grant of £7,000 from the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust in support of the charity’s arts programme.

Since launching a nationwide arts programme in 2021, research conducted by Horatio’s Garden has
demonstrated the emotional and rehabilitative benefits of artistic activities for thousands of people
affected by spinal injury throughout the UK.

Opening in May 2022, Horatio’s Garden Wales hosts a wide range of creative activities that are
designed to improve the physical and psychological outcomes of people adjusting to life-
changing injuries. From willow weaving to watercolours, to ceramics and music performances, the charity’s arts programme aims to engage and support everyone.

The charity’s research demonstrates that the arts programme is having a profoundly positive
impact on people’s lives. A survey conducted in Horatio’s Garden Wales reveals that 100% of
patients find the craft workshops and live music to be helpful for their rehabilitation. They also
form part of the nationwide research conducted by the charity, which details that 97% of
patients report finding a distraction from pain when taking part in the programme, whilst 92%
state that their hand or arm movements were strengthened or refined as a result.

A beneficiary of the arts programme in Horatio’s Garden Wales said: “Horatio’s Garden is a
wonderful place, and it has had a hugely positive impact on my rehabilitation. The art classes and craft
sessions helped me tremendously as they were working my hands and getting me back into a hobby I
love! Set in the most beautiful garden and surrounded by gorgeous plants, there’s always something
glorious to draw or be inspired by. I will forever be grateful to Horatio’s Garden.”

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust provides financial support to inspiring projects
throughout Wales. Causes championed by the Trust span the worlds of sport, business, the
environment and more. The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust’s grant to Horatio’s Garden
Wales has been instrumental in securing the future of the charity’s arts programme.

Horatio’s Garden is an independent charity nurturing the well-being of people after spinal injury
in beautiful, vibrant sanctuaries in the heart of NHS spinal injury centres. The charity is reliant
on public support. To donate and find out more, please visit horatiosgarden.org.uk.