Cancer and stroke patients at Wexham Park Hospital will soon be able to seek sanctuary in a garden space thanks to a cash boost from a tape manufacturer.

NHS complementary therapist Michele Martin, who works at the hospital, has driven the project to help support patients during their stay, with the scheme made possible thanks to a cash injection of £7,500 from Shurtape.

The firm has also pledged to give another £1,000 towards the ongoing maintenance costs of the garden.

Managing director Colin Gadd said: “This is a cause close to hearts of many of our team and customers, lots of whom live close to the hospital. We had been looking for the right charity partner for the business and Michele’s passion for her patients’ care won us over.

“We’ll provide the initial cash sum of £7,500 and also commit to fundraising and marketing activities across the business, to support and help the hospital as it builds its new centre.”

Mr Gadd and his team pledged financial and marketing support to help fund the creation of the patient sanctuary in an emotional meeting, which was filmed as part of BBC One’s One Day That Changed My Life.

The crew of the factual daytime programme followed Ms Martin and her colleagues on their journey as they first welcomed Mr Gadd to the hospital, then went to meet him to at Shurtape’s Hemel Hempstead offices to discuss their potential partnership.

Shurtape agreed to get involved after Mr Gadd met Ms Martin through their business network.

Ms Martin said: “We are just so grateful for Shurtape’s generous contribution.”

“We forgot the cameras were there most of the time, as we got so involved in our discussions about how the patients would benefit and how Shurtape could help.”

The centre will be officially opened in September.