Countess of Radnor is to become the first President of Horatio’s Garden

A founding patron of the charity since its inception, the Countess of Radnor has been asked to become the President of the spinal injury charity.

Countess of Radnor
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Horatio’s Garden nurtures the wellbeing of people after spinal injury in vibrant garden sanctuaries in NHS spinal injury centres.

Lady Radnor’s long-term support of Horatio’s Garden has ranged from hosting multiple events at her home Longford Castle in Wiltshire and most recently, opening the new Horatio’s Garden Northern Ireland, the charity’s seventh UK garden. As President, she will represent the charity, help further the charity’s aims and promote appeals and initiatives.

Lady Radnor said: “What a huge honour it has been to be asked to be President of Horatio’s Garden. The charity means so very much to me personally and watching it move from strength to strength over the years has given so much to so many, never forgetting this vision was the concept of a seventeen year old boy. Thank you to everyone who contributes in any way possible and thank you to the charity for giving me a role to live up to.”

Dr Olivia Chapple, Founder and Chair of Trustees of Horatio’s Garden said: “We are enormously grateful to Lady Radnor’s incredible patronage and unwavering of the charity over the last twelve years. We are delighted that she will be taking up the role of President at this vital time for the charity to support us to achieve our vision of a future where no one has a spinal injury without access to a Horatio’s Garden.”