In June 2015 CollyPUG Chairman Graham Facey, Vice-Chairman Bob Shaw and the rest of the CollyPUG committee were very proud to see the Walk-in Garden at Colchester General Hospital open.
The garden, designed to help prosthetic users learn to walk again, would not have been possible without their hard work and dedication.
After the sad passing of Bob in October 2016 and Graham in June 2017, it was decided that the garden should be re-named in Graham’s honour and a plaque dedicated to Bob be placed within the garden.
After losing his leg in 2003 Graham dedicated his time and energy into improving the lives of fellow amputees. Despite his own health issues, Graham was always ready to offer help and support to anyone who needed it.
One of Graham's biggest achievements as Chairman of CollyPUG was the provision of a garden at Colchester Hospital designed to help prosthetic users learn to walk again. Along with the CollyPUG committee, Graham worked tirelessly to see the project from creation right through to it's grand opening in June 2015.
It seems only fitting, therefore, that the garden be re-named "The Graham Facey Rehabilitation Garden" in recognition of all his hard work in a ceremony to be performed by Sir Bob Russell.