Opening of the Sensory Garden - March 22nd 2019.
The wonderful new Sensory Garden was opened in memory of one of ABCD's founder, Georgina Mortimer on the 22nd March.
With specially chosen games and playground equipment, the garden is an exceptional therapeutic space within the children's ward. Overlooking the valley below, it provides a wonderful therapeutic space for the children to be in.
The garden was blessed by a local priest, and Edmund Shehadeh, Director of the BASR made a speech celebrating the opening of the space.
The ABCD Palestine Marathon Team were at the opening of the garden, including Georgina's husband and ABCD Patron, Andrew Mortimer. We were also lucky enough to have Amy, Georgina's daughter, and two of her children, Lola and Charlie.
Another individual in the group, Keith Cook, was one of the architects involved in the original design of the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation. Having not seen the BASR since his initial visits, he was in awe of the progress of the hospital and the services it provides.