Snapdragons Children’s Centre in Strood has welcomed five new dragon statues this week, thanks to money donated by the charity CWLTI (Children With Life Threatening Illnesses) for the Snapdragons sensory garden project.


David Levy, one of the centre’s regular volunteers and head gardener, kindly painted the dragons in their bright colours so they can be enjoyed by visiting families. Snapdragons children’s centre, which opened its doors September 2018, is run by Medway Community Healthcare and provides support for a multitude of disciplines for children, young people and their parents.


The friendly dragons now stand proudly ‘on guard’ outside the entrance of the centre to welcome families as they arrive.


“We have received lots of lovely comments back from families arriving at the centre on how much their children enjoy standing and looking at the dragons. One mum said her little boy got so excited and will be looking forward to visiting Snapdragons for his appointments in future,” said Karen Adgie, Family Engagement Officer at Medway Community Healthcare. “Feedback is especially lovely to hear and we are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from charitable companies and volunteers.”


The biggest of the dragons, painted in green, has already been named ‘David’, the Friendly Dragon!