A project has been launched to give the garden of the Children's Ward, at the Isle of Wight's hospital, some 'much-needed TLC'.

Isle of Wight Rotary is asking for Islanders help to raise cash to fund part of a refurb.

The garden, which was originally created in memory of James Sparks, a patient at St Mary's Hospital, has become overgrown and is need of a revamp.

It is envisaged that the space will have wheelchair access with quiet areas, play areas and family areas.

Plans are afoot to install composite, maintenance free, decking, by the end of January.

To do so, the rotary needs to raise £13,000.

Here's how to donate to the Isle of Wight Rotary project

To donate to the Isle of Wight Rotary project, head to the Isle of Wight Rotary website, HERE.

If you wish to donate by cheque, you can contact Michele on 07767 702872.

Once the decking is installed, members of the IOW NHS Youth Forum and charity, Artswork, will furnish the garden.

Rotarian Michele Newton said she is hoping businesses and individuals will each sponsor a decking board - the cost of which is £50 per board.

Donors’ names will be written on a family tree on the ward in appreciation.

She said: "We would also encourage people to organise their own fundraising events to support this – perhaps a tea party or a quiz? Local collections to support this would be very welcome - this is a real community effort!

“Please consider being a part of this fantastic project and help our young islanders to enjoy this valuable outdoor place which can improve a stay in hospital."