Opening up the end of life space, a pathway between Eden Valley Hospice and Hammonds Pond

Eden Valley Hospice cares for North Cumbria’s residents whose life is cut short by illness. It neighbours but has no easy access to a beautiful park called Hammond’s Pond. One local resident wanted to change this – to open up the end of life space by connecting the Hospice to the Pond. Even though the ambition was high, finding a team of 30 people to work on the project was not difficult. Each of them had had someone close cared for in the past by the Hospice. The team -contractors, trades people, designers, the council – worked together – permission and planning approval, shifting tonnes of earth, removing trees and wasteland, drainage issues, securing materials- to build an all access pathway, with secure fencing and gateways from Eden Valley Hospice to Hammond’s Pond.