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Ainsley Harriott - Supports: Chase

Ainsley Harriott, the celebrity cook, was one of the first visitors to the Journey of the Senses Garden, created to raise awareness of Chase Hospice Care for Children.

The garden, which was designed by Janette Dollamore and Jo Ward-Ellison to appeal to young people, won the bronze award at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The garden incorporated glass, metal and perspex, together with a sound system and creative lighting to appeal to young adults.

Other celebrities who visited the garden included the Countess of Wessex, who is a patron of Chase, Lionel Blair, Chris Tarrant and singer and horticulturist Kim Wilde.

Dollamore said: "We are delighted with the medal and the positive public response to the garden. We hope it will help publicise Chase's work."

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