At BE in the Community we aim to get actively involved in our local charity projects. This month we put our green fingers to good use and rallied a team to volunteer at St. Anthony’s care home, part of the Leonard Cheshire Association.
St. Anthony’s care home (part of the Leonard Cheshire foundation), provides support and accommodation to those aged 18-65 with disabilities and is “the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people by providing care in people’s homes, supported rented accommodation and housing”.
Caroline, Oliver, Michelle, Richard and Olivia got involved in the up keeping of their grounds under the watchful eye of Stacey Lewis (Leonard Cheshire). The strenuous work included lots of weeding, ensuring their gardens are maintained as a tranquil place for the 33 residents to enjoy and relax in. With the opening of the new sensory garden, it emphasises how much their gardens mean to them as a soothing and stimulating environment.
“We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful home and grounds for local adults with disabilities. Everyone from Berriman Eaton worked exceptionally hard for this amazing charity.” – Caroline Eaton.
(Caroline Eaton, Stacey Lewis, Oliver Jones, Michelle Eaton and Richard Eaton.)