A single legacy left to Macmillan, no matter how small, is important and valuable – that is the theme of the first ever Macmillan garden being created at the RHS Flower Show Cardiff.
The Macmillan Legacy Garden has been designed for free by Melinda Thomas from Llancarfan and aims to promote the importance of gifts in wills. Visitors will be able to visit the garden, which is designed to be restful and inviting, throughout the RHS Show (17-19 April 2015).
Legacy donations, or gifts in wills, make up almost a third of Macmillan’s annual donations, playing a vital role in ensuring the charity is able to provide support to people affected by cancer.
Bridgend-born royal fashion designer David Emanuel will open the Macmillan garden. Former I’m a Celebrity contestant David was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012 and is now a Macmillan Ambassador.
Garden designer Melinda Thomas, 48, is currently studying Horticulture and Landscape Design at Bridgend College. This is her first solo show garden. Her only previous involvement was in a joint initiative between the college and Cardiff City Council in 2014 which achieved a Bronze medal.
To find out more about leaving a gift to Macmillan in your will call 0800 107 4448 or visit macmillan.org.uk/legacies