Serenity social & theraputic horticulture
Project Category: Registered charity
Founded by retired GP Satinder Sanghera in 2018, SSTH was created out of her vision to improve the lives of those adults living with long term health conditions especially physical disability. Satinder suffered a dense completed stroke 34 years ago aged 20 and despite all medical odds has regained enough function to become a GP, as well as pursue many physical activities including trekking, sailing, long distance swimming, cycling and heavy duty gardening. The charity is run from Satinder’s garden which she created from scratch and which is modified to support the needs of those with mobility issues. Our charity offers a bespoke course of therapies including gardening, ecotherapy, yoga, tai chi, mindfulness and more, tailored to each person’s level of disability. We aim to remove medical labels and their accompanying restrictions, raising our clients’ expectations and drawing on their personalities to rediscover hopes goals and aspirations. Following on from the summer activities we provide access to indoor facilities over the winter months where clients continue to engage in physical and social activities including balloon volleyball, tai chi and curling. We have a dedicated team of highly skilled volunteers and can take 14 clients per season. The service we offer is centirely free of charge.