RHS licensee Sitting Spiritually raffles unique garden bench for the NHS

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) licensee Sitting Spiritually, a maker of bespoke wooden garden swing seats, rockabyes, rope swings, garden benches, tree swings and pergolas, has announced a one-off design to commemorate the NHS

The Rainbow Bench, so-called because of the way the woods used in its design create a natural rainbow on the back of the seat, will be raffled through the Just Giving site to raise funds for Dorset County Hospital.

The stunning rainbow colours on the bench are achieved by the careful choice of woods in the bench’s design. The woods – including oak, chestnut, western red cedar, iroko, utile and walnut – offer a natural variation in their hue. Over time, they will fade to a gentle silver colour, whose arrival, Sitting Spiritually says, is timed to coincide with the predicted introduction of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The winner will be drawn by a front-line nurse working at Dorset County Hospital on the 5th of August. Sitting Spiritually will share a video of the draw online. The Rainbow Bench will be delivered and assembled for the winner. In order to ensure timely delivery, the raffle is open only to households in mainland United Kingdom.

Entry is open now at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sittingspiritually.

Sitting Spiritually, the only swing seat and bench maker licensed by the RHS, has been making bespoke wooden garden swing seats, pergolas, garden benches and rope swings for a highly discerning customer base for over 15 years. Its exclusive seats can be found in the gardens of Michelin Star restaurants and A-list celebrities throughout the country, and, of course, in a number of RHS gardens.

Martin Young, founder, Sitting Spiritually, says: “The NHS has supported the country at a difficult time and, while we can never thank NHS staff enough, we hope this gesture will help to underline the gratitude we all feel. To everyone at Dorset County Hospital, we’d like to say one more great big thank you!


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