Calling all Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd fans.....
We are currently fundraising to create our first garden at Cambridge University Hospitals. The garden will be the first permanent publicly accessible commemoration of Cambridge’s celebrated son, Roger (Syd) Barrett. A Pink Floyd founder member, artist, & a keen gardener, Roger was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was a patient at Addenbrookes Hospital before his sad passing in July 2006.
Advancing age is a high-risk factor for cancer. Loneliness is putting the recovery of over 20,000 people at risk each year. It is estimated that every pound spent alleviating the adverse effects of loneliness in cancer sufferers, will save £1.67 in ongoing care costs.
We will be working with cancer patients who are at risk of social isolation in the garden's creation and ongoing maintenance.
About Roger’s love of Roses.... It was always the huge blousy ones I'm afraid! Reds and pinks and oranges all mixed up together and smelling heavenly and looking like an old tart laughing with red lipstick on her teeth!!!
Rosemary Breen, Roger's sister.